Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Edo no Hana Ako no Shiogama at the Kiri Theater

桐座辻番付 「江戸花赤穂塩竃(えどのはなあこのしおがま)」

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

32.5 x 47 cm (12 13/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.27499

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Edo no Hana Ako no Shiogama
Theater: Kiri
1796、丙辰、寛政08、04・08

 江戸花赤穂塩竃(えどのはなあこのしおがま)、47段続

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