Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Soga no Jûrô Sukenari (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Kudô Suketsune (C), and Ichikawa Yaozô III as Soga no Gorô Tokimune (L)

三代目沢村宗十郎の曽我十郎  五代目市川団十郎の工藤祐経  三代目市川八百蔵の曽我五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 2nd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 32.7 x 42.2 cm (12 7/8 x 16 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13461, 49.663, 49.664

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.13461 (center), 49.663 (left), 49.664 (right)

Play: Kuruwa-gayoi Komachi Soga
Theater: Nakamura
色里透小町曽我(くるわがよいこまちそが]
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

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