Actor Sanogawa Ichimatsu I as Soga no Gorô

曽我の五郎 「佐野川市松」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1748 (Enkyô 5/Kan'en 1), 1st month
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764), Publisher Okumuraya


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1749

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.8 x 13.7 cm (12 1/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19054

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Mon Zukushi Nagoya Soga
Theater: Ichimura
紋尽名護屋曽我(もんづくしなごやそが)
 市村

Signed

Hôgetsudô shômei Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu ga
方月堂正名奥村文角政信画

Markings

Artist's seal: Tanchôsai

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