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

都座辻番付 「仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちうしんくら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1795 (Kansei 7), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kiriya Denzaemon (Japanese), Publisher Nakajimaya Izaemon (Japanese), Publisher Sawamuraya Rihei (Sawamura Rihei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

25.3 x 35.9 cm (9 15/16 x 14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27318

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27318, 11.28486

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Miyako
1795、乙卯、寛政07、04・05

 仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんくら)、11幕

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