Actors Ichikawa Yaozô I as Soga no Gorô and Nakamura Denkurô II as Asaina (=Asahina)

「そかの五郎 市川八百蔵」(初代)、「あさいな 中村伝九郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1755 (Hôreki 5), 1st month
Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.1 x 14.1 cm (11 7/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13316

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Waka Midori Nishiki Soga
Theater: Nakamura
若緑錦曽我(わかみどりにしきそが)
 中村

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu hitsu
鳥居清倍筆

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