Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Monogusa Tarô, Ayatsuri Kabuki Ôgi

中村座辻番付 「物ぐさ太郎」(ものぐさたろう)、「操歌舞妓扇」(あやつりかぶきおうぎ)

Japanese
Edo period
1768 (Meiwa 5), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

40 x 29.7 cm (15 3/4 x 11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27151

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e), ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Monogusa Tarô
Play: Ayatsuri Kabuki Ôgi
Theater: Nakamura
1768、戊子、明和05、05・07
中村
物ぐさ太郎[ものぐさたろう] 2番目新狂言 3段目口、3段目切
 大名題 操歌舞妓扇[あやつりかぶきおうぎ]

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