Actors Segawa Kikunojô III as Shôshô and Bandô Hikosaburô III as Soga no Gorô

三代目瀬川菊之丞の少将、三代目坂東彦三郎の曽我五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1780 (An'ei 9), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.8 x 14.4 cm (12 15/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18775

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Umegoyomi Akebono Soga
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Shunshô ga

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