Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Hatsu Akinai Ômise Soga at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 「初商大見世曽我(はつあきないおおみせそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1767 (Meiwa 4), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

29.8 x 40.5 cm (11 3/4 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27141

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e), ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hatsu Akinai Ômise Soga
Theater: Nakamura
1767、丁亥、明和04、05・05
中村
 [初商]大見世曽我([はつあきない]おおみせそが)、2番目大詰、3番目迄

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