Actors Iwai Shijaku II as Tora Gozen (R), Sawamura Tosshô II as Soga no Jûrô (C), and Ichikawa Sadanji I as Soga no Gorô (L)

「虎御前 岩井紫若」(二代目)  「曽我十郎 沢村訥升」(二代目)  「曽我五郎 市川左団次」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
mid 1860s
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Magobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Hidekatsu (Horikô Hidekatsu) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 70.9 cm (14 1/16 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44403a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
豊原国周筆

Markings

No censor's seal
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Hidekatsu

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: January 19, 2005)

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