Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Miyako Theater: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura, Iro Kurabe Hiyokuzuka

都座辻番付  「義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)」、「色競比翼塚(いろくらべひよくづか)」

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 9th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

28.5 x 40.5 cm (11 1/4 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27341

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Play: Iro Kurabe Hiyokuzuka
Theater: Miyako

Publisher(s) cut off at far left.
1794、甲寅、寛政06、09・09

義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)、序切より二の口道行狐場迄
 色競比翼塚(いろくらべひよくづか)、切狂言、上中下

右端欠。「九月替狂言」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