Perspective Print of the Play Nanakusa Wakayagi Soga at the Ichimura Theater: Actors Bandô Hikosaburô I as Kudô Suketsune, Ichimura Manzô as Soga no Jûrô, and Onoe Kikugorô I as Soga no Gorô

浮絵 七種わかやぎ曾我 初代坂東彦三郎の工藤祐経、市村満蔵の曽我十郎、初代尾上菊五郎の曽我五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1744 (Kanpô 4/Enkyô 1), 1st month
Artist Tanaka Masunobu (Japanese, active about 1740–1750), Publisher Izutsuya Chûzaemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2206; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #110; Kishi, Edo no enkin-hô (1994), fig. 26; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 45

Dimensions

Horizontal ô-ôban; 31.5 x 44.8 cm (12 3/8 x 17 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19686

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nanakusa Wakayagi Soga
Theater: Ichimura
七種わかやぎ曾我(ななくさわかやぎそが)
 市村

Signed

Eshi Tanaka Masunobu hitsu
絵師田中益信筆

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