Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Kudô Suketsune (R), Bandô Mitsugorô I as Soga no Jûrô (C), and Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Soga no Gorô

五代目市川団十郎の工藤祐経  初代坂東三津五郎の曽我十郎  二代目市川門之助の曽我五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1778 (An'ei 7), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 31.5 x 41 cm (12 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18926, 11.18927, 20.200

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18926 (right), 11.18927 (left), 20.200 (right); virtual record: 11.18926VR (11.18926, 11.18927, 20.200)

MFA impressions: 11.18926VR (11.18926, 11.18927, 20.200; complete triptych), 21.4118 (right sheet only)

Play: Kaidô Ichi Yawaragi Soga
Theater: Nakamura
国色和曽我(かいどういちやわらぎそが)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

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