Numbers for the long months appear on the warrior's clothing, and the short months on the monster's fur.
Kyosen renjû Tôshô kô 巨川連中棟松工
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, 1765 (Meiwa 2)
- Artist Suzuki Harunobu, Japanese, 1725–1770
Waterhouse cat. #038; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 335; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #167, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 165
22.7 x 18.2 cm (8 15/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper