Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Na no Hana Akebono Soga at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 「菜花曙曽我(なのはなあけぼのそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1741 (Genbun 6/Kanpô 1), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

24.2 x 34.1 cm (9 1/2 x 13 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1681

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e), ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Na no Hana Akebono Soga
Theater: Nakamura

The handwritten notes attached to the banzuke suggest a date of 1707 (Hôei 4), but 1741 is definitely the correct date.
1741、辛酉、元文06、01・15
中村
 菜花曙曽我(なのはなあけぼのそが)、半太夫

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock