Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Hana Shôbu Otoko Kagami, Ise Ondo Koi no Minato

中村座辻番付 「花菖蒲男鑑(はなしょうぶおとこかがみ)」、「伊勢☆恋湊(いせおんどこいのみなと)」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

36.2 x 49 cm (14 1/4 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28071

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28071, 11.39537

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Hana shôbu otoko kagami” and “Ise ondo koi no minato”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 28th day of the 4th lunar month of Ansei 2 (1855). Published by Murayama Genbei.
「花菖蒲男鑑」 はなしょうぶおとこかがみ
「伊勢☆恋湊」 いせおんどこいのみなと
中村座、江戸
安政02(1855) ・04月 ・28日より

版元備考: 村山 源兵衛

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