Play: Keisei Tsukushi no Tsumagoto Theater: Kado
Nagahide monjin Shûei ga (Shûei, pupil of Nagahide) 長秀門人秀栄画
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) NOTES:  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
Japanese, Edo period, 1814 (Bunka 11), 1st month
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 87; another print for the same performance: Gerstle 2005, #130
Medium or Technique
Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper with stenciled color