Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kanadehon Chûshingura at the Morita Theater

森田座辻番付 「仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1779 (An'ei 8), 9th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kanai Hanbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

29.7 x 38.2 cm (11 11/16 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27292

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e), ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Morita
1779、己亥、安永08、09・10
森田
 仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら) 11幕続 豊竹、竹本 10段目

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