From a series jointly designed by Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, with insets by various pupils of the two main artists.
Ôju Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on main image); Toyokuni monjin Sadahiko ga (on inset) 応需香蝶楼豊国画、豊国門人貞彦画
Censor's seal: Watanabe Blockcutter's mark: Teppô kokutô
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 Sadahiko, Japanese
- Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô), Japanese
Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S36.9
Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25 cm (14 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper