Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kiri Theater: Miyakodori Yayoi no Watashi, Hana ni Kitsune Kura no Irotori (Jôruri), Shichihenge no shosa

桐座辻番付 「都鳥弥生渡(みやこどりやよいのわたし)」、「浄瑠理 花来塒色鶏(はなにきつねくらのいろとり)」、七へんけの所作(しちへんげのしょさ)

Japanese
Edo period
1787 (Tenmei 7), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Matsumotoya Mankichi (Japanese), Publisher Fujiya Shôjûro (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

30.6 x 40.5 cm (12 1/16 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27414

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Miyakodori Yayoi no Watashi
Play (Jôruri): Hana ni Kitsune Kura no Irotori
Play: Shichihenge no shosa (Dance of Seven Changes)
Theater: Kiri
1787、丁未、天明07、03・05

都鳥弥生渡(みやこどりやよいのわたし)、4番続
浄瑠理 花来塒色鶏(はなにきつねくらのいろとり)、1番目3立目、常磐津
 (七へんけの所作)[しちへんげのしょさ]、2番目

名題3は口上に「岩井半四郎大坂表に而仕候七へんけの所作第二ばん目にとりくみ」とあるのに拠る。

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