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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas "Tsuki yuki hana maki e no kendai", "Gion sairei shinkôki", "Hime komatsu ne no hi no asobi" and "Sekitori nidai no jôbuzuke". These were performed at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 9th day of the 9th lunar month of Kaei 3 (1850). Published by Fukuchi...

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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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month


Image: 34.4 x 47.7 cm (13 9/16 x 18 3/4 in.)

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Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper