Kuzô II or III?
Konomi ni makase nanajûkyû sai Toyokuni ga (Drawn at your pleasure by seventy-nine-year-old Toyokuni); Motome ni ôjite Seisei Kyôsai (Seisei Kyôsai by special request) 任好七十九歳豊国画 一世一代 任好七十九歳 豊国画(年玉印)、応需 惺々狂斎
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, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1)
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Gyôsai), Japanese, 1831–1889
- Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi), Japanese
- Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi), Japanese
The series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pls. 27-32 (this design not illustrated)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper