Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Igagoe Yomikiri Kôshaku at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 「伊賀越読切講釈(いがごえよみきりこうしゃく)」

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

30.1 x 39.2 cm (11 7/8 x 15 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28343

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27903, 11.28343

Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki play “Igagoe yomikiri kôshaku” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from around the 7th day of the 5th lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840).
「伊賀越読切講釈」 いがごえよみきりこうしゃく
中村座、江戸
天保11(1840) ・05月 ・07日より

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