Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Kanadehon Chûshingura, Tabiji no Hanamuko (Jôruri)

中村座辻番付 「仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)」、「浄瑠璃 旅路の花聟(たびじのはなむこ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.6 x 47.8 cm (13 5/8 x 18 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28133

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 drama “Kanadehon chûshingura” and the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri piece “Tabiji no hanamuko”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 8th day of the 4th lunar month of Man’en 1 (1860). Published by Murayama Genbei.
「仮名手本忠臣蔵」 かなでほんちゅうしんぐら
浄瑠璃: 「旅路の花聟」 たびじのはなむこ
中村座、江戸
万延01(1860) ・04月 ・08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