Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Hatsumonbi Kuruwa Soga at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 「初紋日艶郷曽我(はつもんびくるわそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1780 (An'ei 9), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

31.7 x 41.8 cm (12 1/2 x 16 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28526

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1769, 11.28526

Play: Hatsumonbi Kuruwa Soga
Theater: Nakamura
1780、庚子、安永09、01・15
中村
 初紋日艶郷曽我(はつもんひくるわそが)、4番続

周囲欠。

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