Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Kagekiyo, Iwao no Hana Nami no Shiraishi

河原崎座辻番付 「歌舞伎十八番 景清」、岩藤浪白石(いわほのはななみのしらいし)

Japanese
Edo period
1842 (Tenpô 13), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

30.3 x 20.5 cm (11 15/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27935

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke publicising the dance drama “Kagekiyo” that was performed with Tokiwazu-style chanted musical accompaniment at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 9th day of the 3rd lunar month of Tenpô 13 (1842). This production featured Ichikawa Ebizô V (Ichikawa Danjûrô VII) performing in the title role. “Kagekiyo” is one of the celebrated “kabuki jûhachiban” (18 kabuki plays) that was made famous by the Ichikawa Danjûrô line of actors. The day’s kabuki program was given the general theatrical title “Iwao no hana nami no shiraishi”.
所作事題: 「景清」 かげきよ
所作事題: 「岩藤浪白石」 いわおのはななみのしらいし (興行名)
河原崎座、江戸
天保13(1842) ・03月 ・09日より

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