Actors Matsumoto Yonesaburô as Koshimoto Izayoi and Nakamura Denkurô IV as Soga no Dôzaburô

「こし元十六夜 松本米三郎」、「曽我の団三郎 中村伝九郎」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1799 (Kansei 11), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunimasa (Japanese, 1773–1810), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), list #1.077

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 23.7 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25894

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ômonbi Kuruwa Soga
Theater: Ichimura
大紋日花街曽我(おおもんびくるわそが)
 市村

Signed

Kunimasa ga
国政画

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