Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Koi Nyôbô Somewake Tazuna at the Kiri Theater

桐座辻番付 「恋女房染分手綱(こいにょうぼうそめわけたづな)」

Japanese
Edo period
1787 (Tenmei 7), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

30.7 x 40 cm (12 1/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.27412

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1776, 11.27412

Play: Koi Nyôbô Somewake Tazuna
Theater: Kiri
1787、丁未、天明07、05・11

 恋女房染分手綱(こいにょうぼうそめわけたづな)、13幕

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