Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Medeta ya na Masaru Hitofushi at the Nakamura Theater
30 x 39 cm (11 13/16 x 15 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27743, 11.28329
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki drama “Medeta ya na masaru hitofushi” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). Published by Murayama Genbei.
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