Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Morita Theater: Momo Chidori Nigiwai Soga, Tsuki Yuki Hana Don-e no Kakegaku

守田座辻番付 「百鵆賑曽我(ももちどりにぎわいそが)」、「所作事 月雪花鈍画掛額(つきゆきはなどんえのかけがく)」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.3 x 47.7 cm (13 1/2 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.28140

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Momo chidori nigiwai soga” and “Tsuki yuki hana don-e no kakegaku”. These were performed at the Morita Theater (Edo) from the 13th day of the 1st lunar month of Ansei 7 (1860). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.

Signed

Unsigned

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