Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Hiragana Seisuiki at the Miyako Theater

都座辻番付 「ひらがな盛衰記(ひらがなせいすいき)」

Japanese
Edo period
1797 (Kansei 9), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

29.1 x 41.5 cm (11 7/16 x 16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27513

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hiragana Seisuiki
Theater: Miyako
1797、丁巳、寛政09、05・05

 ひらがな盛衰記(ひらがなせいすいき)、4番続、4段目無間の鐘の段迄残らず

左上欠。

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