Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Hatsu-zakura Onoe Iwafuji, Kanadehon Chûshingura

市村座辻番付 「初桜尾上以丸藤(はつざくらおのえいわふじ)」、「仮名手本忠臣蔵」 かなでほんちうしんぐら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 2nd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.4 x 48.3 cm (13 9/16 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

11.27771

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27771, 11.28321

Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki dramas “Hatsu-zakura Onoe Iwafuji” and “Kanadehon chushingura” that were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 16th day of the 2nd lunar month of Kôka 4 (1847). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
「初桜尾上以丸藤」 はつざくらおのえいわふじ
「仮名手本忠臣蔵」 かなでほんちゅうしんぐら
市村座、江戸
弘化04(1847) ・02月 ・16日より

版元備考: 福地 茂兵衛、山本 重五郎

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