Actors Ogino Izaburô I as Soga no Gorô and Nakajima Mihoemon I as Asahina

曽我五郎 「荻野伊三郎」(初代)、朝比奈 「中島三甫右衛門」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1738 (Genbun 3), 1st month
Artist Nishimura Shigenobu (Japanese, active about 1724–1735), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2068

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.9 x 14.7 cm (12 3/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19151

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Takara Soga Nyôgo no Shimadai
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Eshi Nishimura Shigenobu hitsu

絵師西村重信筆

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