Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Hatsu-goyomi Nigiwai Soga at the Morita Theater

森田座辻番付 「初暦閙曽我(はつごよみにぎわいそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1784 (Tenmei 4), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Yamaguchi Matajirô (Japanese), Publisher Murata Yasugorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

28.6 x 39 cm (11 1/4 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27381

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hatsu-goyomi Nigiwai Soga
Theater: Morita
1784、甲辰、天明04、01・15
森田
 初暦閙曽我(はつごよみにぎわいそが)

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