Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Arigata ya O-Edo no Kagekiyo at the Kawarazaki Theater

河原崎座辻番付 「難有御江戸景清(ありがたやおえどのかげきよ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

33.2 x 47 cm (13 1/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.27997

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1620, 11.27997

Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki drama “Arigataya O-Edo no Kagekiyo” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 17th day of the 3rd lunar month of Kaei 3 (1850). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「難有御江戸景清」 ありがたやおえどのかげきよ
河原崎座、江戸
嘉永03(1850) ・03月 ・17日より

版元備考: 小川 半助

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