Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Mume Saku Ya Wakakiba Soga at the Kawarazaki Theater
30.4 x 39.5 cm (11 15/16 x 15 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama “Ume saku ya wakagiba Soga” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
天保11(1840) ・01月 ・11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