Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kendai Edo no Sakura at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 「兼題 江戸桜([けんだい]えどのさくら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1846 (Kôka 3), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

38.2 x 30.5 cm (15 1/16 x 12 in.)

Accession Number

11.27750

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke advertising a poetry gathering titled “Kendai Edo no sakura” at the Nakamuraya from the 24th day of the 12th lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). The banzuke uses imagery from the popular kabuki drama “Sukeroku yukari no edo zakura”. Published in Edo by Sangyokudô.
「兼題 江戸桜」 けんだいえどのさくら
中村屋
弘化03(1846) ・12月 ・24日より

集元: 春友亭、山田屋、三玉堂

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
一陽斎豊国画

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