The official name change of Iwai Kumesaburô III to Iwai Shijaku II actually took place in the 2nd month of 1864.
Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 国周画(年玉枠）
Censor's seal: Boar 12 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô aratame Asa Man 改印: 亥十二改
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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 12th month
- Artist Toyohara Kunichika, Japanese, 1835–1900
- Publisher Etsuka, Japanese
- Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô), Japanese
- Blockcutter Asakura Hori Man, Japanese
Vertical ôban triptych
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper