The Seventh Month (Fumizuki), from the series The Five Festivals (Gosekku no uchi)
Edo-Tokyo Museum, Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #318 (complete); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), fig. 156 (complete triptych, but with left and right sheets switched)
Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 26.2 cm (14 15/16 x 10 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Left sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.29800 (left sheet only), 11.40085a-b (center and left sheets)
Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
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: 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