Actors Sawamura Gennosuke I as Soga Jûrô Sukenari (seated) and Onoe Monzaburô II (later Ogino Izaburô III) as Soga Gorô Tokimune

沢村源之助 尾上紋三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1808 (Bunka 5), 1st month (?)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.4 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.24977

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsuki no Ume Yawaragi Soga (?)
Theater: Nakamura (?)

Gennosuke played Sukenari in this production, but the role of Tokimune was played by Onoe Eizaburô.

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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