Actors Onoe Kikugorô V as Kudô Suketsune (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as Asahina (C), and Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Soga no Gorô (L)

「工藤祐経 尾上菊五郎」(五代目)  「朝比奈 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「曽我五郎 坂東三津五郎」 (六代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1869 (Meiji 2), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Utakichi (Hori Uta) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-1855 (R), 100-1856 (C), 100-1857 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41711a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsurigitsune Haru no Soga-giku
Theater: Nakamura
釣狐春の曽我菊(つりぎつねはるのそがぎく)
 中村

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Snake 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Uta
改印:巳二改
彫師:彫卯多

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