Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Iwanaga (R), Kataoka Gadô II as Shigetada (C), and Ichikawa Danzô VI as Akoya (L), in Act 5 of Soga Monogatari
「曽我物語 巻五」 「岩永」五代目市川海老蔵 「重忠」二代目片岡我童 「あこや」六代目市川団蔵
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 108; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #504
Vertical chûban triptych; 25 x 54.6 cm (9 13/16 x 21 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Keisei Soga Haru no Fujigane
The Ikeda bunko impression has no publisher’s mark. The MFA impression has Kawaoto publisher’s mark.
Hirosada (on each sheet)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection