Left and center sheets of an incomplete triptych; title on right sheet.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画
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, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Edo engei hana zukushi (2009), #181; Suzuki 1992, #332; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #54
Vertical ôban diptych; 37.1 x 50.2 cm (14 5/8 x 19 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper