The First Month, a Triptych (Shôgatsu, sanmaitsuzuki), from the series Twelve Months by Two Artists, Toyokuni and Toyohiro (Toyokuni Toyohiro ryôga jûnikô)
「豊広豊国両画十二候 正月 三枚続」
Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), pl. 199
Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 26 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of an incomplete triptych.
No censor's seal
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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