MFA impressions: 11.21446a-b, 11.43909a-b, 11.45368a-b Shows the 1849 visit of Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII to Kamigata where he met with his exiled father, Ichikawa Ebizô V (formerly Danjûrô VII).
Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画
Censors' seals: Yoshimura, Kinugasa Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take (right sheet only)
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, 1849 (Kaei 2), about 9th month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô), Japanese
- Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)
Vertical ôban diptych; 35.8 x 49.9 cm (14 1/8 x 19 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper