Rooster (Niwatori): Actor Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Danshichi, from the series A Collection of Popular Birds in Accordance with Your Wishes (Gyoi ni kanai ôiri o tori zukushi)
「御意ニ叶ひ大入を鳥尽 鶏 団七」 初代河原崎権十郎
Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.5 cm (14 9/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.29935, 11.40968
An alternate version of the design, without the tattoos and with the background in silhouette, is illusteated in Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), pp. 292-3.
Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seal: Monkey 8 aratame
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