MFA impressions: 11.29798, 11.42465 From a series jointly designed by Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, with insets by various pupils of the two main artists.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on main image); Monjin Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga (on inset) 一勇斎国芳画、門人一寿斎芳員画
Censor's seal: Watanabe No blockcutter's mark
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 Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797–1861
- Other artist Utagawa Yoshikazu, Japanese, active 1848–1870
- Publisher Wakau, Japanese
Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S36.43
Vertical ôban; 38 x 24.9 cm (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper