Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kagekiyo at the Kawarazaki Theater

河原崎座辻番付 「景清(かげきよ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 8th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu II (Kiyomine) (Japanese, 1787–1868), Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

39.6 x 37.5 cm (15 9/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.28305

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27974, 11.28305

Tsuji banzuke promoting the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri performance of “Kagekiyo” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 12th day of the 8th lunar month of Kaei 2 (1849). (Published by Ogawa Hansuke.)

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