Text by Kikubatei Rokô. MFA impressions: 11.37630, 11.39834
Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga 一魁斎芳年画
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: 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, 1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 2nd month
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-235; Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales (2005), p. 40, #6
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper