Imaginary performance (mitate).
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画
Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 10 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Koma 改、寅十 彫駒
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, 1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 10th month
- Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797–1861
- Publisher Kakumotoya Kinjirô, Japanese
- Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi), Japanese
Tokyo Metropolitan Library db 5714-C121
Vertical ôban; 35.2 x 24.4 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper