Fragment of Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Miyako no Hana Meisho Zukushi, (Kinkazan Nebiki no Irifune)

河原崎座辻番付 「都花翫所尽(みやこのはなめいしょづくし)」、金花山魁情入☆(きんかざんねびきのいりふね)

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.6 x 25.2 cm (13 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27714

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left half of sheet, showing actor Nakamura Utaemon IV in a dance of seven changes.

Play (finale): Miyako no Hana Meisho Zukushi
Play (main feature): (Kinkazan Nebiki no Irifune, presumably listed on the missing right half of the sheet)
Theater: Kawarazaki
都花翫所尽(みやこのはなめいしょづくし)
金花山魁情入☆(きんかざんねびきのいりふね)
 河原崎座

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