Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami, Kuruwa Bunshô

市村座辻番付 「菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)」、「廓文章(くるわぶんしょう)」

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 7th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.4 x 48.1 cm (13 9/16 x 18 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28006

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Sugawara denju tenarai kagami” and the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece “Kuruwa bunshô”. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 13th day of the 7th lunar month of Kaei 3 (1850). 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