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
1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

41.5 x 28.4 cm (16 5/16 x 11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27695

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1761, 11.27695

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura
1801、辛酉、寛政13、01・23
中村
 仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)、11幕、11段目迄残らず

市川団蔵七役。口上に沢村宗十郎病気等、上演に至る経緯についての記述あり。

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