Imaginary performance (mitate). No publisher's mark on this impression.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画
Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 6 No blockcutter's mark
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, 1855 (Ansei 2), 6th month
- Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797–1861
Waseda db 005-0597
Vertical ôban; 35.1 x 24 cm (13 13/16 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper