Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kanadehon Chûshingura at the Kawarazaki Theater

河原崎座辻番付 仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)

Japanese
Edo period
1845 (Kôka 2), 7th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

32 x 24.1 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.27729

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Attached to 11.27728.

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Kanadehon chûshingura” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 15th day of the 7th lunar month of Kôka 2 (1845). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.

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