Actors Segawa Kikunojo III as Shôshô (R) and Arashi Sangorô II as Soga no Jûrô (L)

三代目瀬川菊之丞の少将  二代目嵐三五郎の曽我十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1776 (An'ei 5), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 32 x 29.8 cm (12 5/8 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.18895-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18895 (right), 11.18896 (left); virtual record: 11.18895-6

Play: Kazoeuta Taue Soga
Theater: Nakamura
縣賦歌田種曽我
 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