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The Third Month, a Triptych (Sangatsu, sanmaitsuzuki), from the series Twelve Months by Two Artists, Toyokuni and Toyohiro (Toyokuni Toyohiro ryôga jûnikô)

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Triptych: 11.14800 (left), 11.14813 (right), 11.14814 (center) MFA impressions: 11.14800VR (11.14800, 11.14813, 11.14814), 21.7621-3 (21.7621, 21.7622, 21.7623)


Toyohiro ga (on each sheet) 豊広画


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: [1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1801 (Kyôwa 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Mueller et al., Comp. and Coll. (2007), p. 16, fig. 3; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa Toyoharu to sono jidai (1994), #137; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #s 211-3


Vertical ôban triptych; 39.2 x 75.9 cm (15 7/16 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14800, 11.14813, 11.14814

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper