Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô II as Soga no Gorô and Sanogawa Mangiku as Kewaizaka no Shôshô

曽我五郎 「市川団十郎」(二代目)、化粧坂少将 「佐野川万きく」

Japanese
Edo period
1719 (Kyôhô 4), 1st month
Attributed to Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2336

Dimensions

Hosoban; 33 x 16.2 cm (13 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13166

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kaibyaku Sakaya Soga
Theater: Nakamura
開闢月代曽我(かいびゃくさかやきそが)
 中村

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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