The Third Month (Yayoi), from the series Fashionable Twelve Months of Old and New Customs (Fûryû kokon jûni tsuki no uchi)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)
Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #49 (complete triptych); Miyazaki, "Doll Festival," in Nakamura, ed., Images of Familial Intimacy (2014), fig. 7.9 (complete triptych)
Vertical ôban; 36 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Left sheet of incomplete triptych; title and mark of publisher Izumiya Ichibei are on right sheet.
Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
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: 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