Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for a Kotobuki Program at the Ichimura Theater

市村座辻番付 「寿」(ことぶきき)

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu II (Kiyomine) (Japanese, 1787–1868)


Dimensions

36.6 x 49.6 cm (14 7/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.28026

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke advertising a kabuki “Kotobuki” program that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Kaei 4 (1851).

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu

鳥居清満筆

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection