Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Tsurugaoka Kongen Soga, Mezurashii Koi no Udonge (Jôruri)

中村座辻番付 「鶴岡根元曽我(つるがおかこんげんそが)」、「珍敷恋の優曇華(めずらしいこいのうどんげ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

29.4 x 39.4 cm (11 9/16 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.27912

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27912, 11.28345

Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dance drama “Tsurugaoka kongen Soga” that was performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 15th day of the 1st lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840). The Jôruri piece “Mezurashii koi no udonge” is also mentioned on the program with the names of the Tokiwazu-style chanters. Published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題: 「鶴岡根元曽我」 つるがおかこんげんそが
浄瑠璃: 「珍敷恋の優曇華」 めずらしいこいのうどんげ
中村座、江戸
天保11(1840) ・01月 ・15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