MFA impressions: 11.15063, 11.19911 Poem translated in Izzard 1993, p. 122.
Poem by Umenoya: Katageyuku/ nawa makidaru no/ takisui ni/ nioi o amiru/ ume no oikaze かたけゆく縄まき樽の滝水に匂ひをあみるうめの追風 梅廼屋
Ôko Kunisada ga 応好国貞画
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, about 1829–32 (Bunsei 12–Tenpô 3)
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #37.4; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #278; Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #55; Ukiyo-e taikei 10 (1976), #139; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. III (1963), #2683
Shikishiban, upright diptych; 39.2 x 17.6 cm (15 7/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper