No. 24 in the series. The complete series: 11.42589-11.42612.
Proverb for Su: Sui ga mi o kuu Proverb for Kyô: Kyô kanoko ni Edo murasaki 「すいが身をくふ」「京かの子に江戸むらさき」
Toyokuni ga 豊国画
Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata
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 1851 (Kaei 4)
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô), Japanese
Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.4 cm (14 3/4 x 10 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper