Plum: Actor Arashi Kichisaburô III as Tôken Gonbei, Comparable to Yang Zhi (Yôshi ni hisu), from the series A Modern Shuihuzhuan (Tôsei suikoden)
MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #10 (complete); Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #48 (C only); Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), pp. 82-5, cat. nos. 73 (R), 74 (C), 75 (L)
Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 23.8 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 00.921VR (00.921, 00.922, 00.955), 11.15474 (right sheet only), 11.29736VR (11.29736, 11.42436, 11.42437)
Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seal: Goat 8 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: 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