Okabe: The Story of the Cat Stone, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)
「東海道五十三対 岡部」 猫石のはなし
Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-22; Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #166; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #47; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.22
Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Station 22, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
MFA impressions: 11.25044, *11.28626 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.45385.22, *11.45573 (deaccessioned in 2012)
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Censor's seal: Mura
Blockcutter's mark: Renkichi ...
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