Season-opening Program (Kaomise banzuke) for the Ichimura Theater

市村座顔見世番付

Japanese
Edo period
1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

31.8 x 45 cm (12 1/2 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27588

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27588, 11.28446, 11.28447

Theater: Ichimura
1804、甲子、文化01、11・01
劇場: 市村
 座元: 市村羽左衛門

Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyonaga hitsu
絵師鳥居清長筆

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