Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Morita Theater: Koi Nyôbô Somewake Tazuna, Hatsu Akebono NIwatori Soga

森田座辻番付

Japanese
Edo period
1772 (Meiwa 9/An'ei 1), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

31.1 x 44.4 cm (12 1/4 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.27191

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e), ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koi Nyôbô Somewake Tazuna
Play (main feature): Hatsu Akebono NIwatori Soga
Theater: Morita
1772、壬辰、安永01、05・□? 
森田
恋女房染分手綱(こいにょうほうそめわけたつな)、曽我後日、12段続
 大名題 [初曙鶏]曽我([はつあけぼのにわとり]そが)

月日欄の既入力は「05・□」、興行年表では「04・10」とあり。日付部分を含む右端と左端欠。 い(月日欄要確認)

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