A Six-fold Screen of Famous Pictures (Meiga rokushi byôbu): Actors as Narihira at Yatsuhashi (above) and a Courtesan Reading by Lamplight (below)
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Fusajirô (Horikô Fusajirô, Hori Fusa) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 23.6 cm (14 3/8 x 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
11.36715-7 may be a triptych (no virtual record). The title suggests that there may have been two triptychs, representing one six-fold screen with various pictures pasted to it.
Igusa Kuniyoshi (top), Chôôrô Kuniyoshi (bottom)
Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Fusajirô
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)
 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