Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Hatsu Dôchû Sugoroku Soga, Kotobuki Shiki Sanba, Umegoyomi Tokiwa no Irozake, Shôfudatsuki Kongen Kusazuri

中村座辻番付 「魁道中双禄曽我( はつだうちうすごろくそが)」、「寿海式三番(ことぶきしきさんば)」、「裏梅暦松宴(うめごよみときわのいろざけ)」、「正札附 根元草摺(しょうふだつきこんげんくさずり)」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.7 x 47.7 cm (13 11/16 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.28124

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 “Hatsu dôchû sugoroku soga”, “Kotobuki shiki sanba”,”Umegoyomi tokiwa no irozake”, and “Shôfudatsuki kongen kusazuri”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Ansei 6 (1859). Published by Murayama Genbei.
「魁道中双禄曽我」 はつどうちゅうすごろくそが
「寿海式三番」 ことぶきしきさんば
「裏梅暦松宴」 うめごよみときわのいろざけ
「正札附根元草摺」 しょうふだつきこんげんくさずり
中村座、江戸
安政06(1859) ・01月 ・11日より

版元備考: 村山 源兵衛

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