Title, signature, and publisher in right margin, cut off of this impression. Van Vleck collection impression (1980.3085) has title, publisher information intact; published my Matsumura Yahei.
(Utagawa Toyoharu ga, in right margin, cut off of this impression)
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,
Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #7; Kushigata Shunsen Mus. of Art, Van Vleck Coll. exh. cat. (1999), #41; similar design by Shigemasa: Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa Toyoharu to sono jidai (1994), #115
Horizontal ôban; 24.5 x 36.3 cm (9 5/8 x 14 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper