Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Chigo Suzuri Aoyagi Soga at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 「稚児硯青柳曽我(ちごすずりあおやぎそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1777 (An'ei 6), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

29.8 x 43.7 cm (11 3/4 x 17 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27256

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1561, 11.27256

Play: Chigo Suzuri Aoyagi Soga
Theater: Nakamura
1777、丁酉、安永06、01・13
中村
 稚児硯青柳曽我(ちごすずりあおやぎそが)、4番続

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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