Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.37954-5 Title on missing left sheet. The print must date from some time betsween the retirement of Onoe Kikugorô III in 11/1838 (since he is not shown) and that of Kirishima Giemon in 5/1840.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画
Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極
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 1839 (Tenpô 10)
- Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797–1861
- Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô), Japanese
Iwakiri, Kuniyoshi (2011), #140
Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper