Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Miyako Theater: Iroha Engi, Hanaôgi Kantan no Makura

都座辻番付 「いろは縁起(いろはえんぎ)」、「花扇邯鄲枕(はなおうぎかんたんのまくら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1797 (Kansei 9), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kiriya Denzaemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

28.1 x 39 cm (11 1/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28471

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27514, 11.28471

Play: Iroha Engi
Play: Hanaôgi Kantan no Makura
Theater: Miyako
1797、丁巳、寛政09、04・10

いろは縁起(いろはえんぎ)2番目切狂言、2段目の口、鷲の段、景事
 花扇邯鄲枕(はなおうぎかんたんのまくら)、2番目切狂言

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