Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Mukashi Mukashi Oiwa no Kaidan, Kiku mo Ureshi Kinuya no Mutsugoto (Jôruri)

中村座辻番付 「昔尾岩怪談」 むかしむかしおいわのかいだん)」、「浄瑠璃 菊嬉閨睦言(きくもうれしきねやのむつごと)」

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1), 7th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

29.4 x 41 cm (11 9/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27706

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27706, 11.28335

Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dance drama “Mukashi mukashi Oiwa no kaidan” and the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri piece “Kikumo ureshi kinuya no mutsugoto”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 7th lunar month of 1844. Published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題: 「昔尾岩怪談」 むかしむかしおいわのかいだん
浄瑠璃: 「菊嬉閨睦言」 きくもうれしきねやのむつごと
中村座、江戸
天保15(1844) ・07月 ・07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