Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan, Hiragana Seisuiki

河原崎座辻番付 「東海道四谷怪談(とうかいどうよつやかいだん)」、「ひらがな盛衰記(ひらがなせいすいき)」

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 6th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

35 x 48.4 cm (13 3/4 x 19 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28014

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 “Tôkaidô yotsuya kaidan” and “Hiragana seisuiki” that were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 6th day of the 6th lunar month of Kaei 3 (1851). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「東海道四谷怪談」 とうかいどうよつやかいだん
「ひらがな盛衰記」 ひらがなせいすいき
河原崎座、江戸
嘉永04(1851) ・06月 ・06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