Actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Soga no Gorô

二代市川門之助の曽我五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.5 x 14.7 cm (12 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18247

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA Impressions: 11.18247, 11.18256-7

Play: Kabuki no Hana Bandai Soga
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Shun'ei ga

春英画

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: August 3, 1911)

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