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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Tsuji banzuke advertising the dance drama "Yoshitsune senbon zakura", and two Jôruri pieces: one titled "Shin kyoku hatsune no tsuzumi" was performed in the Tomimoto-style; and the other, "Tabi suzume yoshino no iro toki", whch was performed in the Tokiwazu-style. These were staged at the...

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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, 1847 (Kôka 4), 9th month

Dimensions

Image: 34.6 x 47.1 cm (13 5/8 x 18 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28318

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

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Asia

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