Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Soga Gorô and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Kobayashi no Asahina

七代目市川団十郎の曽我五郎と三代目坂東三津五郎の朝比奈三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #2.6; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #97; Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 144, pl. 37; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #2704

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.1 x 18.4 cm (8 5/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.1941

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Keyes 1984, p. 96.

Inscription

Poem by Yukinoya Takane: Chiyo no haru/ hikeru kasumi no/ koromode ni/ medatsu hinata no/ tsuru no marumon

Poem by Hôichitei Masunari: Sawarabi no/ nigiri kobushi mo/ hanenokete/ isami tachitaru/ haru no wakakoma

千代のはる ひける霞の 衣手に めたつ日向の 鶴の丸紋  雪廼屋高根
さわらひの にきり拳も はねのけて いさみ立ちたる はるの若駒  宝市亭升成

Signed

Ôju Gototei Kunisada ga
応需五渡亭国貞画

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds