Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Koi no Yosu ga Kanagaki Soga, Chikai Teshi Iro to Iu Nazo (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「恋便仮名書曽我(こいのよすがかながきそが)」、「浄瑠理 誓文色謂謎(ちかいてしいろというなぞ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

30.5 x 43.5 cm (12 x 17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27434

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koi no Yosu ga Kanagaki Soga
Play (Jôruri): Chikai Teshi Iro to Iu Nazo
Theater: Ichimura

Publisher(s) cut off at far left.
1789、己酉、天明09、01・16
市村
恋便仮名書曽我[こいのよすがかながきそが]、4番続
 浄瑠理 誓文色謂謎(ちかいてしいろというなぞ)、富本

左右両端欠。

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