Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Miyako Theater: Hana Ayame Bunroku Soga, Hatsu Akebono Kaomise Soga

都座辻番付 「花菖蒲文禄曽我(はなあやめぶんろくそが)」、「初曙[観曽我]」(はつあけぼのかおみせそが)

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Sawamuraya Rihei (Sawamura Rihei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

33 x 45.6 cm (13 x 17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27338

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana Ayame Bunroku Soga
Play: Hatsu Akebono Kaomise Soga
Theater: Miyako

Another publisher, illegible, at far right.
1794、甲寅、寛政06、05・05

花菖蒲文禄曽我(はなあやめぶんろくそが)、初曙後日狂言、7幕続
 大名題 初曙[観曽我][はつあけぼのかおみせそが]

坂田半五郎十三回忌。口上に「亀山敵討」とあり。

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