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

桐座顔見世番付

Japanese
Edo period
1787 (Tenmei 7), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Matsumotoya Mankichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

30.5 x 44.3 cm (12 x 17 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28516

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27411, 11.28516

Theater: Kiri

Signed

(Eshi Torii Kiyonaga hitsu, in lower left margin, cut off of this impression)

(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