Actor Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I, from the set Fashionable Firefly-hunting (Hotaru-gari fûzoku)
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)
MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #60
Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 22.8 cm (14 3/16 x 9 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Left sheet of incomplete tetraptych.
MFA impressions: 11.29133 (center right sheet), *11.29709 (center right sheet; deaccessioned in 2012), 11.42145a-d (tetraptych), 11.42146 (left sheet)
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seal: Monkey 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
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