MFA impressions: 11.43547a-c, 11.45178a-c, 11.45193a-c Mark of unidentified publisher.
Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet); Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on center and left sheets) 香蝶楼豊国画 豊国画(年玉枠)
Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Fuku 村松、福
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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.1 x 72.7 cm (14 3/16 x 28 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper