Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô III as Soga no Gorô and Ichikawa Ebizô II as Matano Gorô

曽我の五郎 「市川団十郎」(三代目)、股野五郎 「市川海老蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1737 (Genbun 2), 1st month (?)
Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2011

Dimensions

Hosoban; 34 x 14.4 cm (13 3/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19117

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gozen Sumô Wakayagi Soga (?)
Theater: Kawarazaki
御前角力稚曽我(ごぜんすもうわかやぎそが)ヵ
 河原崎

Signed

Eshi Nishimura Shigenaga hitsu
ゑし西村重長筆

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