Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Soga Gorô Tokimune, from the series Mirror of Valor, Ancient and Modern (Konjaku chûkô kagami)

「今昔忠孝家賀見 曽我五郎時宗」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Azumaya Daisuke (Kinshûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.8 cm (14 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43671

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kumite Mimasu Soga no Hatsuyume
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ôju Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

応需 一陽斎豊国画(年玉印)

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村松、吉村
彫師:なし

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection