Season-opening Program (Kaomise banzuke) for the Higashi Theater in Kyoto

京都東座顔見世番付

Japanese
Edo period
1835 (Tenpô 6), 11th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Izumiya Matahei (Japanese)


Dimensions

31.6 x 45.2 cm (12 7/16 x 17 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27826

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

1835、乙未、天保06、11・吉
 東

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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