Aoisaka, from the series One Hundred Beautiful Women at Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho hyakunin bijo)
Motegi et al, Musical Instruments (Ôta Memorial Museum, 2005), #19
Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.3 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.15302 (multicolor background), 11.42256 (blue background)
There is no signature on the inset, so presumably it is by Kunisada himself.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 11
No blockcutter's mark
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