Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Chûkô Homare no Takanawa at the Nakamura Theater
29.4 x 44 cm (11 9/16 x 17 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Chûkô homare no takanawa” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 15th day of the 3rd lunar month of Kaei 1 (1848). Published by Murayama Genbei.
弘化05(1848) ・03月 ・15日より
版元備考： 村山 源兵衛
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