Triptych: 11.39092 (center), 11.39093 (left), 11.39688 (right) This sheet adhered to the back of 11.39687a.
Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 国貞画(年玉枠)
Censor's seal: Chicken 10 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô 改印: 酉十改 彫師: 彫長
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) 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, 1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 10th month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV), Japanese, 1823–1880
- Publisher Etsuka, Japanese
- Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô), Japanese
Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list G372.03 (no photo)
Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 73.7 cm (13 15/16 x 29 in.)
11.39092, 11.39093, 11.39688
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper