Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami, Kanadehon Chûshingura

中村座辻番付 「菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)」「仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1774 (An'ei 3), 8th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

31 x 41.7 cm (12 3/16 x 16 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27214

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e), ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Play (main feature): Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura
1774、甲午、安永03、08・01
中村
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)、4番続 豊竹、竹本
 大名題 仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)、11幕

右端欠。

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