Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Hakoômaru, later (nochi ni) Gorô Tokimune (R), and Ichikawa Yonezô as Soga Jûrô Sukenari (L)

「箱王丸後ニ五郎時宗」 初代河原崎権十郎   「曽我十郎祐成」市川米升

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41560a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gohiiki Soga Ichiza Tehajime
Theater: Nakamura
御摂曽我一座魁(ごひいきそがいちざてはじめ)
 中村

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:卯正改
彫師:彫竹

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