No. 18 of the Right group on the title page (11.39112). For a painted copy of this print, see 11.39108.
Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche 国貞画(年玉枠)
Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Fukushima, Rat 10 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
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, 1852 (Kaei 5), 10th month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV), Japanese, 1823–1880
- Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô), Japanese
- Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)
Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #65; Nihon no koten 16, Nansô Satomi Hakkenden (1976), p. 100
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper