Board Game of Success as a Lady-in-Waiting at the Shogun's Palace (Oku hôkô shusse sugoroku)
49.6 x 67.6 cm (19 1/2 x 26 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Note: The game board 11.42096.1 came to the MFA in what was assumed to be its original wrapper, 11.42096.2. However, the board and wrapper have been found to be two unrelated pieces and so are now catalogued separately.
Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga
No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
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