Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Godairiki Iro no Minato at the Ichimura Theater

市村座辻番付 「五大力色湊(ごだいりきいろのみなと)」

Japanese
Edo period
1846 (Kôka 3), intercalary 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

39 x 28.9 cm (15 3/8 x 11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27756

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki drama “Godairiki iro no minato” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 5th intercalary month of Kôka 3 (1846). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.

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