Triptych: 11.21104 (R), 11.21119 (L), 11.21120 (C) MFA impressions: 11.21104VR (11.21104, 11.21119-20), 11.35795a-c Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami Theater: Naka The Ikeda bunko impression has the mark of publisher Tsutakan; both MFA impressions have the mark of publisher Kinkodô.
Kunikazu (partially cut off) 国員
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, 1859 (Ansei 6), 3rd month
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 112; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #591
Vertical chûban triptych
11.21104, 11.21119, 11.21120
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper