Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Soga Jûrô Sukenari (R, C) and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Soga Gorô Tokimune (L)

「曽我十郎祐成 板東彦三郎」(五代目) 「曽我五郎時宗 河原崎権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Uemura Yasugorô (Hori Yasu) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical oban triptych; 37.8 × 74.6 cm (14 7/8 × 29 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21440-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21440 (left), 11.21441 (center), 11.21442 (right)

Play: Mukashi-banashi Homare Soga
Theater: Nakamura
昔噺誉曽我(むかしばなしほまれそが )
中村
 1864、文久04、02・15

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Uemura Hori Yasu
改印:子四改
彫師:上邑彫安

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