Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Ehon Jiraiya Banashi, O-Edo Ryôgoku Yomise no Hajimari

河原崎座辻番付 「絵本自来也説話(えほんじらいやばなし)」、「江戸両国夜店始(おえどりょうごくよみせのはじまり)」

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.6 x 47.5 cm (13 5/8 x 18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27711

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 dramas “Ehon Jiraiya banashi” and “O-Edo Ryôgoku yomise no hajimari”. These were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 3rd day of the 5th lunar month of 1844. Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「絵本自来也説話」 えほんじらいやばなし
「江戸両国夜店始」 おえどりょうごくよみせのはじまり
河原崎座、江戸
天保15(1844) ・05月 ・03日より

版元備考: 小川 半助

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