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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki play "Aoto zôshi" that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 6th day of the 10th lunar month of Kaei 7 (1854). The day's program included the dance drama "Toriaezu suzuna no tanemaki", the Tokiwazu- style Jôruri piece "Kantan", and the drama "Junshoku...

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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, 1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Negishi, "Sandai Toyokuni yakusha-e...," in Ukiyo-e geijutsu 154 (2007), p. 35, fig. 2, and p. 43, fig. 14


Image: 31 x 40.2 cm (12 3/16 x 15 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper