Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Hana Shôbu Otoko Kagami, Ise Ondo Koi no Minato

中村座辻番付 「花菖蒲男鑑(はなしょうぶおとこかがみ)」、「伊勢☆恋湊(いせおんどこいのみなと)」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

35 x 48.2 cm (13 3/4 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

11.39537

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28071, 11.39537

Play: Hana Shôbu Otoko Kagami
Play: Ise Ondo Koi no Minato
Theater: Nakamura
1855、乙卯、安政02、04・28
中村
花菖蒲男鑑(はなしょうぶおとこかがみ)、7幕
伊勢☆恋湊(いせおんどこいのみなと )、4幕

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: January 19, 2005)

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