Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Yasa Heike Kabuki no Gunbai at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 優平家劇場軍配(やさへいけかぶきのぐんばい)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 11th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.7 x 45.8 cm (13 11/16 x 18 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27911

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 drama “Yasa heike kabuki no gunbai” that was performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 4th day of the 11th lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840). Published by Murayama Genbei.
「優平家劇場軍配」 やさへいけかぶきのぐんばい
中村座、江戸
天保11(1840) ・11月 ・04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