Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Edo Meisho Midori Soga at the Morita Theater

森田座辻番付 「江戸名所緑曽我(えどめいしょみどりそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1779 (An'ei 8), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kanai Hanbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

28.6 x 39.5 cm (11 1/4 x 15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27290

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e), ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Edo Meisho Midori Soga
Theater: Morita
1779、 己亥、安永08、01・11
森田
 江戸名所緑曽我(えどめいしょみどりそが)、4番続

口上に「来ル正月狂言則元旦之寿式三番并舞始之所作相勤」とあり。

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