Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Koharu no En Mitsugumi Sakazuki at the Ichimura Theater

市村座辻番付 「小春宴三組杯觴(こはるのえんみつぐみさかずき)」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 10th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.7 x 48.3 cm (13 11/16 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

11.28251

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28112, 11.28251

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Koharu no en mitsugumi sakazuki” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 2nd day of the 10th lunar month of Ansei 5 (1858). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
「小春宴三組杯觴」 こはるのえんみつぐみさかずき
市村座、江戸
安政05(1858) ・10月 ・02日より

版元備考: 福地 茂兵衛、山本 重五郎

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