Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kiri Theater: Tao Yanagi Imose no Mato, Yae Hitoe Kotonoha Soga

桐座辻番付 「嬌柳妹背的(たおやなぎいもせのまと)」、「[重重人重]歌曽我([やえひとえ]ことのはそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1785 (Tenmei 5), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fujiya Shôjûro (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.27398

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1734, 11.27398

Play: Tao Yanagi Imose no Mato
Play: Yae Hitoe Kotonoha Soga
Theater: Kiri
1785、乙巳、天明05、03・03

嬌柳妹背的(たおやなぎいもせのまと)、2番目大詰、常磐津
 [重重人重]歌曽我([やえひとえ]ことのはそが)、2番目大詰迄

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