Actors Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Kudô Suketsune (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as as Soga no Jûrô Sukenari, Seki Sanjûrô III as Soga no Gorô Tokimune (C), unidentified actor as Gosho no Goromaru, and Fujikawa Kayû III as Wada's Daughter (Sokujo) Maizuru-hime (L)

工藤祐経 五代目沢村長十郎  「曽我の十郎祐成」十二代目市村羽左衛門、「曽我の五郎時宗」三代目関三十郎  「御所五郎丸」、「和田の息女舞鶴姫」三代目藤川花友

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 1st month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.1 x 74.8 cm (14 3/16 x 29 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45558a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sakaomodaka Yoroi Chôja
Theater: Ichimura
沢瀉鎧長者(さかおもだかよろいちょうじゃ)
 市村

Signed

Ippôsai Yoshifuji ga (on each sheet)
一鵬斎芳藤画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、渡辺
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: 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