Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami, Fudehajime Mazebari Soga

河原崎座辻番付 「菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)」、「[筆手始]まぜ張曽我([ふではじめ]まぜばりそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1838 (Tenpô 9), 3rd month (?)
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

30.1 x 39.4 cm (11 7/8 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.27871

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Play: Fudehajime Mazebari Soga
Theater: Kawarazaki

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