First Gathering of Actors for the Kaomise Performances at the Great Theaters of Edo (Edo ôshibai kaomise kyôgen sôza chû yorizome no zu)

江都大芝居顔見世狂言惣座中寄初之図

Japanese
Edo period
about 1784 (Tenmei 4)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tôbu bijutsukan, Edo no hana kabuki-e ten (1999), #33; Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), p. 29, fig. 2; Kobe City Art Mus., Megane-e to Tôkaidô (1984), #21; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #554, and pl. 178; Hirano, Kiyonaga (1939), #691

Dimensions

Horizontal double ôban; 27.3 x 40.5 cm (10 3/4 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.658

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.658, 11.20244

Title, signature, and publisher’s mark in the right margin, cut off of this impression.

Signed

(Kiyonaga ga in right margin, cut off of this impression)
(清長画)

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection