Two left sheets of an incomplete triptych; title on the missing right sheet. Publisher's mark is not completely legible, but might be Tsubota (Marks #U347).
Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on left sheet) 一猛斎芳虎画
Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Fukushima No blockcutter's mark 村松、福島
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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Waseda db 012-1413 (R, not in MFA), 012-1414 (C), 012-1415 (L)
Vertical ôban diptych
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper