A late edition lacking the title of the play.
Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga 一陽斎豊国画
Censors' seals: Fukushima, Muramatsu, Rat intercalary
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, 1852 (Kaei 5), intercalary 2nd month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô), Japanese
First edition, with title panel: Waseda db 100-2365; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #4-33; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 4 (1981), #92
Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.5 cm (14 5/16 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper