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

中村座顔見世番付

Japanese
Edo period
1803 (Kyôwa 3), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

30.6 x 46.3 cm (12 1/16 x 18 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.27703

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27703, 11.28454, 11.28455

Theater: Nakamura

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