Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Momiji no Aya Tsuzure no Nishiki, Hana no Tsuyu Iro ni Aikago (Jôruri)

中村座辻番付 「紅葉成綾襤褸錦( もみじのあやつづれのにしき)」、「浄瑠璃 花野露色相駕篭(はなのつゆいろにあいかご)」

Japanese
Edo period
1845 (Kôka 2), 9th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.7 x 47.5 cm (13 11/16 x 18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27737

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dance drama “Momiji no aya tsuzure no nishiki” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 9th day of the 9th lunar month of Kôka 2 (1845). The program also mentions the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece “Hana no tsuyu iro ni aikago” that was included in the day’s performance. Published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題: 「紅葉成綾襤褸錦」 もみじのあやつづれのにしき
浄瑠璃: 「花野露色相駕篭」 はなのつゆいろにあいかご
中村座、江戸
弘化02(1845) ・09月 ・09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