Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Issei Ichidai Kuriki no Myô no Ji at the Nakamura Theater

中村座辻番付 一世一代功力妙法字(いっせいちだいくりきのみょうのじ)

Japanese
Edo period
1838 (Tenpô 9), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu II (Kiyomine) (Japanese, 1787–1868)


Dimensions

29.9 x 40.5 cm (11 3/4 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27879

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Issei Ichidai Kuriki no Myô no Ji
Theater: Nakamura

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