Season-opening Program (Kaomise banzuke) for the Morita Theater

森田座顔見世番付

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 11th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

39.2 x 30.3 cm (15 7/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27848

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Morita
 市川海老蔵が神社の境内で、絵看板や役者付を絵馬に見立てて解説している図を用いる。

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