Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Sono Uwasa Katana no Honsetsu, Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura

河原崎座辻番付 「其噂剣本説(そのうわさかたなのほんせつ)」、「義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1843 (Tenpô 14), intercalary 9th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

32.3 x 23.7 cm (12 11/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27949

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke headlining the kabuki drama “Sono uwasa katana no honsetsu” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from around the 14th day of the 9th intercalary month of Tenpô 14 (1843). The day’s program also included the drama “Yoshitsune senbon-zakura”. The banzuke was 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