Triptych: 11.21546 (right), 11.21547 (center), 11.21548 (left) The actor later known as Jitsukawa Enjaku I used the name Onoe Baikô from 1/1859 to 2/1863 but is not considered a formal member of the lineage; he falls between the official Baikô IV and Baikô V.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 豊国画(年玉枠)
Censor's seal: Goat 4 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Kane (right and left sheets), Koizumi Hori Kane (center sheet)
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), 4th month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô), Japanese
- Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane), Japanese
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.9 x 76.1 cm (14 1/2 x 29 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper