Actors Iwai Kumesaburô II as Kewaizaka no Shôshô and Onoe Kikugorô III as Soga Jûrô

二代目岩井粂三郎の化粧坂の少将、三代目尾上菊五郎の曽我十郎

Japanese
Edo period
about 1819 (Bunsei 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: Rijksmuseum cat. IV, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School (1984), #122

Dimensions

Shikishiban, center sheet of triptych; 20.9 x 18.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1947

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a set of five prints showing ten actors in Soga Brothers roles, commissioned by the Hisakataya poetry club.

Inscription

「大梁亭立方 うるさけにきほふて逃る蝶/\をおはへるさまよ風の青柳」「梅隣亭松蔭 咲にほふ花のかり場の家土産にきつてほしかる梅の一枝」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds