MFA impressions: 11.29529, 11.42153 From a set of five sheets that can be asembled into a pentaptych. MFA impressions of the complete set (order of sheets uncertain): 11.29528-32, 11.42150-4 (no virtual records).
Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画
Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極
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, before 1842 (Tenpô 13)
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô), Japanese
Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25 cm (14 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper