1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunitsuru (Japanese, 1807–78)
35.5 x 49.3 cm (14 x 19 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.45590, 11.45632 (same pictures, slight changes in text; same seals but no blockcutter’s mark)
Utagawa Kunitsuru ga
Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Asakura ...
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