MFA impressions: Uncut sheet: 11.45393.7 Right side only: 11.36972, 11.45800.31 Left side only: 11.37022 See also: 11.5380, a tsuba based on the right-hand design. Album containing 50 designs (half of the series?): 11.45393.1-25
Kyôsai (on right side), Ôju Seisei Kyôsai (on left side) 狂斎 応需惺々狂斎
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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 5th month
Two vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban) on uncut horizontal chûban sheet; 18.1 x 24 cm (7 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper