Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Kokoro-gakari Tamuke no Hanakawado, Sakigake Genpei Tsutsuji, Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To (Jôruri)

中村座辻番付 「意升手向☆川戸(こころばかりたむけのはなかわど)」、「魁源平躑躅(さきがけげんぺいつつじ)」、「浄瑠璃 積恋雪関扉(つもるこいゆきのせきのと)」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 11th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34 x 48 cm (13 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28046

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 “Kokoro-gakari tamuke no hanakawado” and “Sakigake genpei tsutsuji”, and the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece titled “Tsumoru koi yuki no seki no to”. These were performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 4th day of the 11th lunar month of Kaei 6 (1853). 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