Actors Ichikawa Masuzô as Soga Jûrô (R) and Arashi Wakitsu (Arashi Yorikitsu ?) as Soga Gorô (L), in Soga Monogatari

「曽我五郎 嵐和橘」  「曽我十郎 市川枡蔵」 「曽我物語」

Edo period
about 1863 (Bunkyû 3)
Artist Ichiryûtei Toyohide (Japanese, active 1839–1863)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 116


Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 37 cm (9 13/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Diptych (two left sheets of incomplete triptych?): 11.35239 (right), 11.35240 (left)

Play: Keisei Soga Kamakura Daijin


Toyohide ga (on R sheet), Toyohide (on L sheet)
豊秀画 豊秀


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)

[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