From an album of satirical prints, 11.34998.1-112.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 29, 2004) 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, Meiji era, 1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 11th month
Genshoku 2 (1982), p. 16 (described but not illustrated); Konishi, Nishiki-e bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 4 (1977), pp. 42-3 (two left sheets only); Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 2 (1935), pp. 50-1 (complete)
Vertical ôban triptych
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper