Play: Kuruwa Bunsho Theater: Naka The Ikeda bunko impression has Kinkadô Konishi publisher's mark. The MFA impression has Tenmaya Kihei publisher's mark on center print, and illegible publisher's mark on right print.
Hirosada (on each sheet) 広貞
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, 1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
- Artist Gosôtei Hirosada, Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865
- Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki), Japanese
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 106; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #319
Vertical chûban triptych; 25.1 x 55.2 cm (9 7/8 x 21 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper