Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Chûkô Kanagaki Kôshaku, Kanjinchô, Chigirigusa Chiyo o Kanegoto (Jôruri)

河原崎座辻番付 「忠孝仮名書講釈(ちゅうこうかながきこうしゃく)」、「勧進帳(かんじんちょう)」、「浄瑠璃 菊千代兼言(ちぎりぐさちよをかねごと)」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 11th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

33.1 x 46.8 cm (13 1/16 x 18 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28276

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28028, 11.28276

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Chûkô kanagaki kôshaku” and “Kanjinchô”, and the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri piece titled “Chigirigusa chiyo o kanegoto”. These were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 10th day of the 11th lunar month of Kaei 5 (1852). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.

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