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

中村座辻番付 「仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1783 (Tenmei 3), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

30.7 x 39 cm (12 1/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27368

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura
1783、癸卯、天明03、05・09
中村
 仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)、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