Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Kobayashi no Asahina, Bandô Shûka I as Ôiso no Tora (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Ichirô Bettô Suketsune (C), Ichimura Takenojô V as Soga Jûrô Sukenari, and Ichikawa Kuzô II as Soga Gorô Tokimune (L)

「小林の朝比奈」三代目嵐吉三郎、「大磯のとら」初代坂東しうか 「市郎別当祐経」八代目市川団十郎 「曽我十郎祐成」五台目市村竹之丞、「曽我五郎時宗」二代目市川九蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 75.8 cm (14 5/16 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44011a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hôraisan Yotsugi Soga
Theater: Ichimura
蓬莱山世嗣曽我(ほうらいさんよつぎそが)
市村
 1851、嘉永04、01・13

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet); Ôju Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on center sheet); Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
一陽斎豊国画 応需豊国画(年玉枠)  香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込
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