Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Banzei Okuni Kabuki at the Ichimura Theater

市村座辻番付 「万歳阿国歌舞妓(ばんぜいおくにかぶき)」

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

30.1 x 39.3 cm (11 7/8 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.27570

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27569, 11.27570, 11.28384

Play: Banzei Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Ichimura

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