Forms the right sheet of a diptych, with 11.39021 as the left sheet.
Poem: Kasugano no/ wakamurasaki o/ tane to shite/ hiraku azuma no/ kakitsubata ka na 「春日野の若むらさきを種としてひらくあづまのかきつばたかな 鴬亭梅彦」
Ôju Toyokuni ga 応需豊国画
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; 35.7 x 24.7 cm (14 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper