Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Muro no Ume Mibae Genji, Shimo no Tsurugi Sonezaki Shinjû

河原崎座辻番付 「室楳☆源氏( むろのうめみばえげんじ)」、「霜剣曽根崎心中( しものつるぎそねざきしんじゅう)」

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 11th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.6 x 47.3 cm (13 5/8 x 18 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27976

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 “Muro no ume mibae Genji” and “Shimo no tsurugi Sonezaki shinjû” that were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 13th day of the 11th lunar month of Kaei 2 (1849). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「室楳☆源氏」 むろのうめみばえげんじ
「霜剣曽根崎心中」 しものつるぎそねざきしんじゅう
河原崎座、江戸
嘉永02(1849) ・11月 ・13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