Actors Ichikawa Kuzô II as Soga Jûrô Sukenari (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kudô Suketsune (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô III (?) as Soga Gorô Tokimune (L)

「曽我十郎祐成」二代目市川九蔵 「工藤祐経」五代目市川海老蔵 「曽我五郎時宗」三代目岩井粂三郎ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
about 1849 (Kaei 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

2009.4992.4a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No corresponding play has been found. The censor Yoshimura retired in the third month of Kaei 2 (1849), but Ichikawa Ebizô V had not yet returned to Edo at that time. Possibly the print was made in anticipation of a performance that never actually occurred.

From an album of triptychs (plus one diptych), 2009.4992.1a-c to 2009.4992.17a-c

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳(芳桐印)

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村松、吉村
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified