Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as Wife (Tsuma) Satsuki (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Gosho Gorozô (C), Onoe Eizaburô 4.5 (later Kawarazaki Kunitarô II) as the Beggar (Sodegoi) Yadokari, and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as the Beggar (Sodegoi) Setsuhei (L)

「妻さつき 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)  「御所五郎蔵 市川小団次」(四代目)  「袖乞やどかり 尾上栄三郎」(4.5代目尾上栄三郎、二代目河原崎国太郎)、「袖乞切平 市村羽左エ門」(十三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Zentarô (Manzen)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.39876, 11.39899a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.39876 (left sheet), 11.39899a-b (right and center sheets)

MFA impressions: 11.39876VR (11.39876, 11.39899a-b), 11.41781a-c

Play: Soga Moyô Tateshi no Goshozome
Theater: Ichimura
曽我綉侠御所染(そがもようたてしのごしょぞめ)
市村
 1864、甲子、文久04、02・15

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:子二改
彫師:なし

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