Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Imoseyama Onna Teikin, Tsui no Myôto Naka mo Yoshibei

中村座辻番付 「妹背山婦女庭訓(いもせやまおんなていきん)」、「対梅松契由兵衛(ついのみょうとなかもよしべえ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.5 x 48 cm (13 9/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28129

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 “Imoseyama onna teikin” and “Tsui no myôto naka mo yoshibei”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month of Ansei 6 (1859). The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.

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