Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Kagamiyama Hiyoku no Sugatami, Hana no Ueno Homare no Ishibumi

河原崎座辻番付 「鏡山比翼容姿鏡(かがみやまひよくのすがたみ)」、「花上野誉碑(はなのうえのほまれのいしぶみ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 3rd 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

11.28072

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Kagamiyama hiyoku no sugatami” and “Hana no Ueno homare no ishibumi”. These were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 15th day of the 3rd lunar month of Ansei 2 (1855). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「鏡山比翼容姿鏡」 かがみやまひよくのすがたみ
「花上野誉碑」 はなのうえのほまれのいしぶみ
河原崎座、江戸
安政02(1855) ・03月 ・15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