Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Hiragana Seisuiki, Sono Samisen Homare no Takane

河原崎座辻番付 「ひらがな盛衰記(ひらがなせいすいき)」、「其三味線誉高調(そのさみせんほまれのたかね)」

Japanese
Edo period
1842 (Tenpô 13), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

29.4 x 37.9 cm (11 9/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27928

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke advertising the headlining kabuki drama “Hiragana seisuiki” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 24th day of the 4th lunar month of Tenpô 13 (1842). The playbill also mentions the drama “Sono samisen homare no takane”. Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「ひらがな盛衰記」 ひらがなせいすいき
「其三味線誉高調」 そのさみせんほまれのたかね
河原崎座、江戸
天保13(1842) ・04月 ・24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