Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet); Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画
Censors' seals: Watanabe, Kinugasa No blockcutter's mark
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, 1849 (Kaei 2), 9th month
Vertical ôban diptych; 37.6 x 52.1 cm (14 13/16 x 20 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper