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

河原崎座顔見世番付

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu II (Kiyomine) (Japanese, 1787–1868), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

33.6 x 47.2 cm (13 1/4 x 18 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1485

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1485, 00.1497, 00.1499, 00.1507, 00.1524, 11.27757, 11.28316, 11.28317

Kaomise banzuke for the Kawarazaki Theater’s annual “face showing ” ceremony that opened the new kabuki season and presented the theater’s newly formed acting troupe. The banzuke was published around the 1st day of the 11th lunar month of Kôka 4 (1847) by Maruya Jinpachi.
顔見世番付
河原崎座、江戸
弘化04(1847) ・11月 ・01日より
 「弘化四丁未年霜月朔日より」

版元備考: 丸屋 甚八

Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu
絵師鳥居清満筆

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock