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

河原崎座顔見世番付

Japanese
Edo period
1842 (Tenpô 13), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu II (Kiyomine) (Japanese, 1787–1868), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

33.6 x 47 cm (13 1/4 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.1506

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1490, 00.1506

Kaomise banzuke produced to advertise the annual “face showing” ceremony at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) in celebration of the opening of the new kabuki year and the theater’s newly formed acting troupe. Published on the 1st day of the 11th lunar month of Tenpô 13 (1842) by Maruya Jinpachi.
顔見世番付
河原崎座、江戸
天保13(1842) ・11月 ・01日
 「天保十三寅年霜月朔日」

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