Actors Ichimura Uzaemon IX as Soga no Jûrô (R) and Nakamura Tomijûrô I as Soga no Gorô (L)

九代目市村宇左衛門の鬼王  初代中村富十郎の竹抜五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1778 (An'ei 7), 2nd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 29.9 x 27.2 cm (11 3/4 x 10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18930-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18930 (left), 11.18931 (right)

Play (Jôruri): Fumikami Kokaze Yatokuran
Finale: Medake Odake Bunshin Gorô
Play (main feature): Kokimazete Takao Soga
Theater: Ichimura
文紙子風やとくらん(ふみかみこかぜやとくらん)
女竹男竹勢五郎(めだけおだけぶんしんごろう)
濃木雑高尾曽我(こきまぜてたかおそが)
 市村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

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