Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Hatsu Midori Saiwai Soga at the Kawarazaki Theater

河原崎座辻番付 「初緑幸曽我(はつみどりさいわいそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1791 (Kansei 3), 2nd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

41.8 x 29 cm (16 7/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27459

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1541, 11.27459

Play: Hatsu Midori Saiwai Soga
Theater: Kawarazaki
1791、辛亥、寛政03、02・07
河原崎
 初緑幸曽我(はつみどりさいわいそが)、2番目迄、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