Actors Bandô Shûka I as Ômi no Kofuji (T), Onoe Kikujirô II as Yawataya Osan (M), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Soga Jûrô Sukenari (B)

「近江の小ふじ 坂東しうか」(初代)  「八幡屋お<三 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)  「曽我十郎祐成 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), intercalary 1st month


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #45

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, upright triptych; 104.5 x 23.5 cm (41 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43476a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Fude Hajime Soga no Fukubiki
Theater: Ichimura
筆魁曽我福贔屓(ふではじめそがのふくびき)
市村
 1841、天保12、01閏08

Inscription

画中右下に「上」とあり。

画中右下に「下」とあり。

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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