Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Meoto Musubi Musume Hyôbanki, E-kyôdai Kotori no Saezuri, Michiyuki Mutsuragawa Ukina no Sazanami (Jôruri)

中村座辻番付 「恋夫帯娘評判記(めおとむすびむすめひょうばんき)」、「画☆☆燕子雀囀(えきょうだいことりのさえずり)」、「浄瑠璃 道行 六浦川艶漣(みちゆきむつらがわうきなのさざなみ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.4 x 48.2 cm (13 9/16 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

11.28119

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke for the headlining kabuki drama “Meoto musubi musume hyôbanki” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 2nd day of the 4th lunar month of Ansei 5 (1858). The day’s program also included: the dance drama “E-kyôdai kotori no saezuri”, with Kiyomoto and Naga-uta musical accompaniment; and the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri piece “Michiyuki mutsuragawa ukina no sazanami”. The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.
「恋夫帯娘評判記」 めおとむすびむすめひょうばんき
所作事題: 「画☆☆燕子雀囀」 えきょうだいことりのさえずり
浄瑠璃: 「道行 六浦川艶漣」 みちゆきむつらがわうきなのさざなみ
中村座、江戸
安政05(1858) ・04月 ・02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