Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kotobuki Kyôgen at the Nakamura Theater
1850 (Kaei 3), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese
29 x 36.4 cm (11 7/16 x 14 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki performance “Kotobuki kyôgen” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from around the 17th day of the 4th lunar month of Kaei 3 (1850).
嘉永03(1850) ・04月 ・17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