Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Keisei Tekuda no Miyamoto at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 「契情術宮本(けいせいてくだのみやもと)」

Japanese
Edo period
1845 (Kôka 2), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

31 x 40 cm (12 3/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.27723

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke produced to advertise the kabuki drama “Keisei tekuda no Miyamoto” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 9th day of the 3rd lunar month of Kôka 2 (1845). The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.
「契情術宮本」 けいせいてくだのみやもと
中村座、江戸
弘化02(1845) ・03月 ・09日より

版元備考: 村山 源兵衛

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