Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Wakazakari Hana no Kaneiri, Fude Hajime Soga no Tamazusa

中村座辻番付 「壮盛花鐘入(わかざかりはなのかねいり)」、「筆始曽我章」(ふではじめそがのたまずさ)

Japanese
Edo period
1768 (Meiwa 5), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

29.6 x 40.7 cm (11 5/8 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27153

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e), ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Wakazakari Hana no Kaneiri
Play: Fude Hajime Soga no Tamazusa
Theater: Nakamura
1768、戊子、明和05、03・10
中村
壮盛花鐘入(わかざかりはなのかねいり)、2番目大詰新狂言 、一中
 大名題 筆始曽我章[ふではじめそがのたまずさ]

右下「明和五子年春」とある貼り紙。

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