Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Matsu Ichô Tsurukame Soga, Orei Môsu Hatsune no Uguisu (Jôruri)

中村座辻番付 「松扇杏鶴☆曽我(まついちょうつるかめそが)」、「浄瑠璃 御礼申初音の鴬(おれいもうすはつねのうぐいす)」

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

33 x 47.3 cm (13 x 18 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28273

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28062, 11.28273

Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama “Matsu ichô tsurukame soga” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Kaei 7 (1854). The day’s program also included the Jôruri piece titled “Orei môsu hatsune no uguisu”. Published by Murayama Genbei.
「松扇杏鶴☆曽我」 まついちょうつるかめそが
浄瑠璃: 「御礼申初音の鴬」 おれいもうすはつねのうぐいす
中村座、江戸
嘉永07(1854) ・01月 ・11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