Actors Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Soga no Gorô and Matsumoto Kôshirô IV as Suketsune

二代市川門之助の曽我五郎 四代松本幸四郎の工藤祐経

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 29.5 x 28.3 cm (11 5/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18256-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Photographed in reverse order.
Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.18256 (left), 11.18257 (right); virtual record: 11.18256-7

MFA Impressions: 11.18247, 11.18256-7

Play: Kabuki no Hana Bandai Soga
Theater: Ichimura
劇所花万代曽我(かぶきのはなばんだいそが)
 市村

Signed

Shun'ei ga (on each sheet)
春英画

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