Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Date Moyô Somete Kisaragi at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 「晴模様染衣更着( だてもやうそめてきさらぎ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 2nd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

36 x 45.5 cm (14 3/16 x 17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28115

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Date moyô somete kisaragi” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 2nd lunar month of Ansei 5 (1858). Published by Murayama Genbei.

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