Actors Nakamura Shichisaburô II as Soga no Jurô, Ichikawa Ebizô II as Matano no Gorô, and Ichikawa Danjûrô III as Soga no Gorô

「そかの十郎 中村七三郎」(二代目)、「又のゝ五郎 市川ゑひ蔵」(二代目)、「そかの五郎 市川団十郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1737 (Genbun 2), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0598

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.1 x 14.9 cm (12 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13272

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

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)
 河原崎

Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyomasu hitsu
絵師鳥居清倍筆

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