MFA impressions: 11.17616 (2nd ed.), 11.25141, 21.10223, 21.10225 (right) Kôchô, literally "yellow bird," is an alternate name for uguisu "warbler."
Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆
Artist's seal: unread Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極
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, about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
- Artist Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760–1849
TNM, Hokusai (2005), #376; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.05
Vertical chûban; 25.7 x 18.5 cm (10 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper