MFA impressions: 11.29791, 11.42466 From a series jointly designed by Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, with insets by various pupils of the two main artists.
Ôju Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on main image), Toyokuni monjin Sadamasu ga (on inset) 応需一陽斎豊国画、豊国門人貞益画
Censor's seal: Watanabe Blockcutter's mark: Hori (in kana) Take 改印: 渡 彫師: ほり竹
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, about 1845 (Kôka 2)
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Other artist Utagawa Sadamasu, Japanese, active 1840s
- Publisher Kogaya Katsugorô, Japanese
- Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)
Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S36.52
Vertical ôban; 35.2 x 24.2 cm (13 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper