Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Hyakumyôden Tazuna no Somewake, Kochô no Yume Kuruu Koi Neko (Jôruri), Imosegawa Misao no Tsumaoto, Honchôshi Shirabe no Iroito

中村座辻番付 「百猫伝手綱染分(ひゃくみょうでんたづなのそめわけ)」、「浄瑠理 胡蝶夢狂戯恋猫(こちょうのゆめくるうこいねこ)」、「妹背川操爪音(いもせがわみさおのつまおと)」、「本律調艶糸(ほんちょうししらべのいろいと)」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 8th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

32.2 x 58.6 cm (12 11/16 x 23 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28186

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hyakumyôden Tazuna no Somewake
Play (Jôruri): Kochô no Yume Kuruu Koi Neko
Play: Imosegawa Misao no Tsumaoto
Play: Honchôshi Shirabe no Iroito
Theater: Nakamura

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