Triptych: 11.26726 (center), 11.26727 (right), 11.26728 (left) Play: Ôichiza Soga no Shimadai Theater: Kawarazaki Poem on L sheet translated in Keyes 1984, p. 98.
Poem by Ryûôtei Hananari (L): Tsuki no kao/ mimasugoshi ni/ yoru yoru mo/ tamoto ni tsukete/ kayou umegaka
Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 五渡亭国貞画
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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, 1827 (Bunsei 10), 1st month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 145, pl. 38 (left sheet only)
Shikishiban triptych; 21 x 55.1 cm (8 1/4 x 21 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper