Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Arigata ya O-Edo no Kagekiyo at the Kawarazaki Theater
33.2 x 47 cm (13 1/16 x 18 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 00.1620, 11.27997
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki drama “Arigataya O-Edo no Kagekiyo” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 17th day of the 3rd lunar month of Kaei 3 (1850). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
嘉永03(1850) ・03月 ・17日より
版元備考： 小川 半助
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection