No. 44 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
Poem: Au koto no/ taete shinaku wa/ nakanaka ni/ hito o mo mi o mo/ uramizaramashi あふ事の たへてしなくは 中々に 人をも身をも うらみざらまじ 白拍子衣手が女 袈裟御前に恋慕なせしに 一家たる渡辺左エ門亘が妻となりしかバ 深く是を忿り 彼を討んとして袈裟を害し 忽悪念発起して 桑門をぞ遂たりける 後に高雄山の文学といひしハ 則此盛遠が事なり 柳下亭種員筆記
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画
Censor's seal: Kinugasa Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
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 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)
- Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797–1861
- Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô), Japanese
- Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)
Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #44; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.44
Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 24.9 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper