Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Tabi Suzume Aiyado Banashi, Tsure o Tayori Koko ni Ôtsu-e
34.6 x 48.2 cm (13 5/8 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28065, 11.28271
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Tabi suzume aiyado banashi”, and the dance drama “Tsure o tayori koko ni ôtsu-e”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 7th lunar month of Kaei 7 (1854). Published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題： 「連方良茲大津画」 つれをたよりここにおおつえ
嘉永07(1854) ・07月 ・01日より
版元備考： 村山 源兵衛
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