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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dramas "Zôho suzuka kassen", "Saru mawashi kadode no hitofushi", "Sanzesô enishi no oguruma", and "Ada musubi to hitomo yûzuki". These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 13th day of the 8th lunar month of Ansei 3 (1856). Published by...

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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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1856 (Ansei 3), 8th month

Dimensions

Image: 36 x 45.5 cm (14 3/16 x 17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28082

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

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Asia

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