Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Aoto Zôshi, Kantan (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「青砥稿(あおとぞうし)」、「浄瑠璃 邯鄲(かんたん )」

Japanese
Edo period
1846 (Kôka 3), 7th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

32.9 x 47 cm (12 15/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.28325

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27754, 11.28325

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Aoto zôshi” and the Jôruri piece “Kantan” that were performed at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 19th day of the 7th lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.

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