Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Morita Theater: Sumidagawa no Meishoki, Koi no Hikyaku, Nasake no Minagami, Hatsugoyomi Nigiwai Soga

森田座辻番付 「隅田川の名所記(すみだがわのめいしょき)」、「恋飛脚(こいのひきゃく)」、「情水上(なさけのみなかみ)」、「[初暦]閙曽我([はつごよみ]にぎわいそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1784 (Tenmei 4), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Yamaguchi Matajirô (Japanese), Publisher Murata Yasugorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.27382

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sumidagawa no Meishoki
Play: Koi no Hikyaku
Play: Nasake no Minagami
Play: Hatsugoyomi Nigiwai Soga
Theater: Morita
1784、甲辰、天明04、04・01
森田
隅田川の名所記(すみだがわのめいしょき) 1番目、2番目
恋飛脚(こいのひきゃく)、1番目3立目一日替り
情水上(なさけのみなかみ)、1番目3立目一日替り
 大名題 [初暦]閙曽我([はつごよみ]にぎわいそが)

一日替。

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