Kabuki Playbill (Yakuwari banzuke) for Plays at the Kado Theater, Osaka: Chûkô Homare no Takanawa, Aigikyô Karigane Gomon

大坂角座役割番付 「忠孝誉高輪(ちゅうこうほまれのたかなわ)」、「藍桔梗雁金五紋(あいぎきょうかりがねごもん)」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Uchichaya Iwashichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

24.4 x 33.5 cm (9 5/8 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28093

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Kamigata-style yakuwari banzuke advertising the kabuki plays “Chûkô homare no takanawa” and “Aigikyô karigane gomon”. These were performed at the Kado Theater (Osaka) on “an auspicious day” in the 5th lunar month of Ansei 3 (1856). The banzuke was published by Uchichaya.

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