Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Ehon Gappô ga Tsuji, Tora no Maki

河原崎座辻番付 「絵本合法衢(えほんがっぽうがつじ)」、「虎之巻(とらのまき)」

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.6 x 48.5 cm (13 5/8 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28001

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki dramas “Ehon Gappô ga tsuji” and “Tora no maki”. These were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 9th lunar month of Kaei 3 (1850). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「絵本合法衢」 えほんがっぽうがつじ
「虎之巻」 とらのまき
河原崎座、江戸
嘉永03(1850) ・09月 ・07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