Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Minori Yoshi Kogane no Kikuzuki, Chikai Musubi Ukina no Tategaku (Jôruri)

中村座辻番付 「実成金菊月(みのりよしこがねのきくづき)」、「浄瑠璃 盟結艶立額(ちかいむすびうきなのたてがく)」

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 8th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.6 x 48.2 cm (13 5/8 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

11.27992

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 dance drama “Minori yoshi kogane no kikuzuki” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 28th day of the 8th lunar month of Kaei 3 (1850). The day’s program also included the Jôruri piece “Chikai musubi ukina no tategaku” with Tokiwazu-style musical accompaniment. 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