The Tale of the Soga Brothers (Soga monogatari)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on right sheet), Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga (on center and left sheets)



一勇斎国芳画 朝櫻楼国芳画

Marks

Censor's seal: Mura

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

The Tale of the Soga Brothers (Soga monogatari)

  • 「曽我物語」
Dimensions
Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 70.3 cm (14 x 27 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Classification
Prints
Type
Ukiyo-e print; musha-e (warriors/historical)
Catalogue Raisonné
Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T102
Accession Number
11.38191a-c
Not on view

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