Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Azuma Kagami Kaidan Banashi at the Kawarazaki Theater

河原崎座辻番付 「東鑑怪談噺(あづまかゞみかいだんばなし)」

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 6th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

39.1 x 29.8 cm (15 3/8 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.27913

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke produced to advertise the play “Azuma kagami kaidan banashi” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) on the 24th day of the 6th lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「東鑑怪談噺」 あずまかがみかいだんばなし
河原崎座、江戸
天保11(1840) ・06月 ・24日より

版元備考:小川半助

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