Diptych (two left sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.15173 (left), 11.15176 (right) MFA impressions: 11.15173VR (11.15173, 11.15176; two left sheets only), 11.43509a-c (complete) Title on right sheet.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 豊国画(年玉枠) 香蝶楼豊国画
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô), Japanese
Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G161, pl. 191
Vertical ôban diptych; 37.6 x 50.9 cm (14 13/16 x 20 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper