MFA impressions (all with incorrect number 8): 11.15221, 11.21718, 11.44476, 11.44501 In the impression illustrated in the Kubo catalogue, the incorrect number "8" has been changed to "9."
Baichôrô Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouches 梅蝶楼国貞画(年玉枠)
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, 1857 (Ansei 2), 2nd month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV), Japanese, 1823–1880
- Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô), Japanese
Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #42-9
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper