Actor Ichimura Takenojô IV as Soga no Gorô

曽我五郎 「市村竹之丞」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1729 (Kyôhô 14), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Terushige (Japanese), Publisher Izumiya Gonshirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2174; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 128

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.3 x 16 cm (12 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13390

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Mayuzumi Yôrô Soga
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Katsukawa Terushige

勝河輝重

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