MFA impressions: 11.36779.60, 11.42689 Note pasted onto print reads (mistakenly) "Sawamura Monnosuke."
「恋しさは おなし心に あらずとも こよひの月を 君見ざらめや」
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 豊国画(年玉枠)
Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 11 Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa 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, 1852 (Kaei 5), 11th month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Iseya Kanekichi, Japanese
- Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)
Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 68, cat. no. 58
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper