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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki play "Tokimo yoshino senbon zakura" that was performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 3rd lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840). The playbill also advertises the dance drama "Hina asobi wagô no aishô" and lists the names of the Tokiwazu-style...

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Provenance

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: [1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1840 (Tenpô 11), 3rd month

Dimensions

Image: 29 x 40 cm (11 7/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.27904

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

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Asia

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