Memorial Portraits of Actors, from the Mid 1820s to 1832 (Tsuizen yakusha zuke, Bunsei nenchû yori Tenpô sannen made): Season-opening Program (Kaomise banzuke) for the Limbo Theater (Sai-no-kawara-za), Starring Bandô Mitsugorô III, Segawa Kikunojô V, Ogin

「追善役者附」 「才の河原坐」 見立顔見世番付

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

25.4 x 38.5 cm (10 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20243

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

「追善役者附」という題の、故人となった役者の顔見世番付風見立番付。

Signed

Eshi Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi hitsu
絵師一勇斎国芳筆

Markings

No censor's seal
Publisher: Yamaguchi in Baukro-chô (probably Yamaguchiya Tôbei)

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