Actors Bandô Matatarô I as Soga no Gorô and Nakajima Kanzaemon I as Kudô Inubomaru

初代坂東又太郎の曽我五郎、初代中島勘左衛門の工藤犬坊丸

Japanese
Edo period
1703 (Genroku 16), 1st month
Attributed to Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729), Publisher Hangiya Shichirôbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 28.6 x 14.6 cm (11 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13163

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (tan-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Asama Soga
Theater: Yamamura
けいせい浅間曽我(けいせいあさまそが)
 山村

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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