Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Tamamo no Mae Kumoi no Hareginu, Tare mo Uwasa Iro to Kikuzuki

中村座辻番付 「玉藻前雲井公服(たまものまえくもいのはれぎぬ)」、「誰噂色菊月(たれもうわさいろときくづき)」

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1), 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

11.28336

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27708, 11.28336

Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dramas “Tamamo no Mae kumoi no hareginu” and “Tare mo uwasa iro to kikuzuki”. These were performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 21st day of the 9th lunar month of 1844. Published by Murayama Genbei.
「玉藻前雲井公服」 たまものまえくもいのはれぎぬ
「誰噂色菊月」 たれもうわさいろときくづき
中村座、江戸
天保15(1844) ・09月 ・21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