Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Igagoe Yomikiri Kôshaku at the Nakamura Theater
1840 (Tenpô 11), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese
30.1 x 39.2 cm (11 7/8 x 15 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27903, 11.28343
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki play “Igagoe yomikiri kôshaku” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from around the 7th day of the 5th lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840).
天保11(1840) ・05月 ・07日より
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