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

30 x 44 cm (11 13/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28317

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 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