Saint Furuna Says the Word "Furu" Is Unprofitable (Furuna Sonja), No. 7 from the series Sixteen Wonderful Considerations of Profit (Myô densu jûroku rikan)
「妙でんす 十六利勘（じうろくりかん） 降奈損者（ふるなそんじゃ）」
Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #16; the series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #103
Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The woman sitting by a heater while her cat crawls into her kimono for warmth represents a day when snow is falling (yuki ga furu).
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi giga
Censor's seal: Murata
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri
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