Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kishô Theater: Ehon Taikôki, Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami, Shôchikubai Iwai no Tsurukame (Jôruri)

喜昇坐辻番付 「絵本大当記(えほんたいとうき)」、「桂川連理柵(かつらがわれんりのしがらみ)」、「浄瑠理 松竹梅寿鶴亀(しょうちくばいいわいのつるかめ)」

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6)
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

36.4 x 60.3 cm (14 5/16 x 23 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.28227

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ehon Taikôki
Play: Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami
Play (Jôruri): Shôchikubai Iwai no Tsurukame
Theater: Kishô

The Kishô-za opened in 1873 and was the ancestor of today’s Meiji-za theater.
1873、癸酉、明治06、?・26
喜昇
絵本大当記(えほんたいとうき)、10冊
桂川連理柵(かつらがわれんりのしがらみ)、〆3筋
 浄瑠理 松竹梅寿鶴亀(しょうちくばいいわいのつるかめ)、2番目大切 清元、長唄

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

Unidentified publisher

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