MFA impressions: 06.1162, 11.16464, 11.38109 Reprint of a design originally published in about 1836-7 by Kagaya Kichibei.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画
Censor's seal: Wata (backwards)
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, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #23; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #19; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S1d.1, photo p. 100
Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 25.8 cm (14 7/16 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper