Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kyô Ôsaka Edo Sangatsu Kaomise (Mitate) at the Morita Theater

森田座辻番付 江戸京大坂三ヶ津之顔見世(えどきょうおおざかさんがのつのかおみせのてい)

Japanese
Edo period
1775 (An'ei 4), intercalary 12th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kanai Hanbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

30.8 x 43 cm (12 1/8 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27229

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e), ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27229, 11.28544.1

Play (second feature, added in the intercalary 12th month): Kyô Ôsaka Edo Sangatsu Kaomise (Mitate)
Theater: Morita

Tableaus comparing the style of season-opening performances in the Three Cities.
江戸京大坂三ヶ津之顔見世(えどきょうおおざかさんがのつのかおみせのてい)
 森田

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