Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Yae Hitoe Kotonoha Soga at the Kiri Theater

桐座辻番付 「重重人重歌曽我(やゑひとゑことのはそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1785 (Tenmei 5), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

30.2 x 43.2 cm (11 7/8 x 17 in.)

Accession Number

11.27395

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1652, 11.27395

Play: Yae Hitoe Kotonoha Soga
Theater: Kiri

Signed

Unsigned

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