Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kanadehon Chûshigura at the Ichimura Theater

市村座辻番付 「仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 2nd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

30.4 x 40.9 cm (11 15/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28025

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama “Kanadehon chûshigura” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from around the 25th day of the 2nd lunar month of Kaei 4 (1851). Published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
「仮名手本忠臣蔵」 かなでほんちゅうしんぐら
市村座、江戸
嘉永04(1851) ・02月 ・25日より

版元備考: 福地 茂兵衛、山本 重五郎

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