MFA impressions: 11.26015, 11.28959, 11.45386.39 On No. 38 and No. 39 only, the series title is given as Origin of the Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den no okori).
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画
Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
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, 1847 (Kôka 4), 7th month to 12th month
Weinberg, Kuniyoshi: The Faithful Samurai (2000), #I.39; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S54.39
Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.9 cm (14 7/16 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper