Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Tsuma Mukae Iro no Fumizuki, Kaidan Sumidagawa

市村座辻番付 「妻迎艶文月(つまむかえいろのふみづき)」、「怪談隅田川(かいだんすみだがわ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 6th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

31 x 39.8 cm (12 3/16 x 15 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27963

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki dramas “Tsuma mukae iro no fumizuki” and “Kaidan sumidagawa”. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from th 21st day of the 6th lunar month of Kaei 1 (1848). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
「妻迎艶文月」 つまむかえいろのふみづき
「怪談隅田川 」 かいだんすみだがわ
市村座、江戸
嘉永01(1848) ・06月 ・21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