Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Kanadehon Chûshingura, Tsukurimono Kiku no Mutsugoto (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら )」、「浄瑠璃 造☆菊睦言(つくりものきくのむつごと)」

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

33.8 x 47.5 cm (13 5/16 x 18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27718

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27718, 11.28334

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Kanadehon chûshingura” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 5th lunar month of 1844. The day’s program also featured a Jôruri piece titled “Tsukurimono kiku no mutsugoto” that was performed in the Kiyomoto-style. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
所作事題: 「仮名手本忠臣蔵」 かなでほんちゅうしんぐら
浄瑠璃: 「造☆菊睦言」 つくりものきくのむつごと
市村座、江戸
天保15(1844) ・05月 ・01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