Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Tenmangû Rishô no Kamigaki, Kaimei Shosa no Mitsugumi, Ukekonda Deiri no Kurofune

中村座辻番付 「天満宮利生神籬(てんまんぐうりしょうのかみがき)」、「更名所作三番叟(かいめいしょさのみつぐみ)」、「請込侠黒船(うけこんだでいりのくろふね)」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 7th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

33.8 x 59.1 cm (13 5/16 x 23 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.28131

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 dramas “Tenmangû rishô no kamigaki”, “Kaimei shosa no mitsugumi”, and “Ukekonda deiri no kurofune”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 7th lunar month of Man’en 1 (1860). The banzuke was 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