The First Month (Mutsuki), from the series Annual Events in the Floating World (Ukiyo nenchû gyôji)
Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 73 cm (13 15/16 x 28 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Ladies in a mansion are watching a monkey performance on the far side of the screen.
Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: kiwame
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