Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Nazorae Soga Ôeyama-iri at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 「效曽我大江山入(なぞらゑそがおほゑやまいり)」

Japanese
Edo period
1846 (Kôka 3), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.6 x 48 cm (13 5/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27740

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27740, 11.28328

Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki play “Nazorae Soga Ôeyama-iri” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) on the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). Published by Murayama Genbei.

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