Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kabuki no Hana Bandai Soga Matsuri at the Ichimura Theater
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese
30.6 x 37 cm (12 1/16 x 14 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Play: Kabuki no Hana Bandai Soga Matsuri
11.27348.2 is laminated to the back of this print.
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