Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V, also playing Matsuômaru and Honzô, as Ômi no Kotôda Nariie (R) and Iwai Hanshirô VI, also playing Sakuramaru and Sadakurô, as Soga no Gorô Tokimune (L)

「松王丸・本蔵是近江の小藤太成家 市川海老蔵」(五代目)  「桜丸・定九郎是を曽我の五郎時宗 岩井半四郎」(六代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.6 x 49.7 cm (14 7/16 x 19 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38338a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara-ryû Kanagaki Soga
Theater: Morita

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

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