Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Kasane Ôgi Tsuki o Sugatami, Kamakura Sandaiki

中村座辻番付 「累扇月姿競(かさねおうぎつきのすがたみ)」、「鎌倉三代記(かまくらさんだいき)」

Japanese
Edo period
1846 (Kôka 3), 9th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.6 x 48 cm (13 5/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27741

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 “Kasane ôgi tsuki o sugatami” that was performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from around the 13th day of the 9th lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). The playbill also mentions the drama “Kamakura sandaiki”. The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.
「累扇月姿競」 かさねおうぎつきのすがたみ
「鎌倉三代記」 かまくらさんだいき
中村座、江戸
弘化03(1846) ・09月 ・13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