Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Yasa Heike Kabuki no Gunbai at the Nakamura Theater
34.7 x 45.8 cm (13 11/16 x 18 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Yasa heike kabuki no gunbai” that was performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 4th day of the 11th lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840). Published by Murayama Genbei.
天保11(1840) ・11月 ・04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