Fragment of a Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for the Ichimura Theater: Announcement of (the Farewell Performance of Nakamura Utaemon IV and) the Recovery from Illness of Ichimura Uzaemon XII
市村座辻番付 口上 「病気全快 市村羽左衛門」（十二代目）
1849 (Kaei 2), 11th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese
31.2 x 17.8 cm (12 5/16 x 7 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Right part of sheet only.
MFA impressions: 11.27989 (complete sheet), 11.28298 (right part of sheet only)
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