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

森田座辻番付 「仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちうしんぐら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

30.9 x 38 cm (12 3/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28497

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1694, 11.28497

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Morita

Signed

Unsigned

Markings

Publisher's mark in left margin, cut off of this impression.

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