Actor Matsumoto Kôshirô IV as Kudô Suketsune

四代目松本幸四郎の工藤祐経

Japanese
Edo period
1777 (An'ei 6), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.1 x 13.8 cm (11 7/8 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18800

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Edo-jitate Kosode Soga
Theater: Morita
江戸綉小袖曽我(えどじたてこそでそが)
 森田

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

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