Two left sheets of incomplete triptych; title on right sheet. MFA impressions: 11.43609a-c (complete triptych), 11.45286a-b (two left sheets)
Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ôju Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 香蝶楼豊国画 応需香蝶楼豊国画
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)
Vertical ôban diptych; 37.4 x 50.1 cm (14 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper