Actors Ichikawa Yaozô III as Soga no Gorô (R), Onoe Matsusuke I as Kudô Suketsune (C), and Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Soga no Jûrô (L)

三代目市川八百蔵の曾我五郎  初代尾上松助の工藤祐経  三代目沢村宗十郎の曾我十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1787 (Tenmei 7), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 29.5 x 42 cm (11 5/8 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18430-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18430 (right), 11.18431 (left), 11.18432 (center)

Play: Ôichô Kongen Soga
Theater: Nakamura
大銀杏根元曾我(おおいちょうこんげんそが)
 中村

Signed

Shunkô ga (on each sheet)
春好画

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