The Begining of the Kewaizaka Section from the Story of the Soga Brothers: Kajiwara Genta Kagehide, the Courtesan Shôshô, and Soga Gorô Tokimune (Soga monogatari Kewaizaka no jô, Kajiwara Genta Kagehide, Yûkun Shôshô, Soga Gorô Tokimune )

「曽我物語化粧坂の条」「梶原源太景季」 「遊君少将」 「曽我五郎時宗」

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 72.9 cm (14 1/16 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39075a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29916-8, 11.39075a-c

Inscription

「曽我時宗化粧坂の遊女に深くいひかはしけるが梶原景季これを揚詰にして時宗来れども逢せざりければ あふと見る夢路にとまるやどもがなつらきことばにまたもこえなん とよみてたち帰りけるとそ」

Signed

Ôju Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on center and left sheets)

応需 国貞改二代豊国画(年玉印) 国貞改二代豊国画(年玉印)

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村
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