No. 53 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
Poem: Nagekitsutsu/ hitori nuru yo no/ akurumashi wa/ ika ni hisashiki/ mono to kawashiru なげきつつ ひとりぬる夜の あくるまは いかに久しき 物とかはしる 夕霧が立る操ハ 打掛の雪の松に見ヘ 喜左エ門が赤き心ハ 紅絹裏の羽織にしらる 昔ハ黄金を散書 今ハ紙子の反古染衣 浮世も狭き身巾さへ あハですぎにし一とせハ 千年隔し思ひなるべし 柳下亭種員筆記
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画
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 Matsushima Fusajirô (Horikô Fusajirô, Hori Fusa), Japanese
Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #53; Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #1.2; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.53
Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25 cm (14 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper