Forms the left sheet of a diptych, with 11.39020 as the right sheet.
Poem: Tachibana ni/ naku hitokoe wa/ sen ryô no/ kogane ni kaenu/ hototogisu ka na 「橘になくひと声は千両のこがねにかへぬほとゝぎすかな 鴬亭梅彦」
Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga 梓元の應需豊国画
Censors' seals: Yoshimura, Muramatsu 改印: 吉村、村松
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) NOTES:  Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1846–48 (Kôka 3–Kaei 1)
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô), Japanese
Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.7 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper