Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Kudô Suketsune (R), Ichimura Uzaemon IX as Soga no Jûrô (C), and Ichikawa Yaozô II as Soga no Gorô (L)

五代目市川団十郎の工藤祐経  九代目市村宇左衛門の曽我十郎  二代目市川八百蔵の曽我五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1777 (An'ei 6), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 29 x 14 cm (11 7/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.18793, 11.18824, 11.18845

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18793 (center), 11.18824 (left), 11.18845 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.18793VR (11.18793, 11.18824, 11.18845) (complete triptych), 21.4144VR (21.4144, 21.4181) (two left sheets)

Play: Tsukisenu Haru Hagoromo Soga
Theater: Ichimura
常盤花羽衣曽我(つきせぬはるはごろもそが)
 市村

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