Toyohara Kunichika hitsu 豊原国周筆
Blockcutter's mark: Watanabe Hori Ei
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, Meiji era, 1873 (Meiji 6)?
- Artist Toyohara Kunichika, Japanese, 1835–1900
- Publisher Gusokuya Kahei, Japanese
- Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei), Japanese, 1833–1901
Waseda db 007-2479
Vertical ôban; 36 x 23.8 cm (14 3/16 x 9 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper