Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Hiragana Seisuiki, Hanakawado Wakai Mono Jû, Edo-ganoko Futari Dôjô-ji

市村座辻番付 「ひらがな盛衰記(ひらがなせいすいき)」、「花川戸未熟者中(はなかわどわかいものじゅう)」、「江戸鹿子二人道成寺(えどがのこふたりどうじょうじ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 9th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.2 x 58.7 cm (13 7/16 x 23 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28244

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28161, 11.28244

Play: Hiragana Seisuiki
Play: Hanakawado Wakai Mono Jû
Play: Edo-ganoko Futari Dôjô-ji
Theater: Ichimura

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