Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kaidô Ichi Yawaragi Soga at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 「国色和曽我(かいどういちやわらぎそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1778 (An'ei 7), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

29.8 x 42.9 cm (11 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28538

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1727, 11.28538

Play: Kaidô Ichi Yawaragi Soga
Theater: Nakamura
1778、戊戌、安永07、01・15?
中村
 国色和曽我(かいどういちやわらぎそが)、4番続

月日欄既入力は「01・15」であるが、興行年表は「02・15」とする。日付部分を含む右端欠ヵ。

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