Felicitous Actors' Tallies (Kotobuki yakusha fukubiki); Season-opening Plays at the Major Theaters in the Year of the Dragon (Kanoe tatsu no toshi ôshibai kaomise butai-iri kyôgen zukushi); R to L, one actor per month: Segawa Rokô and Nakamura Gyoraku; Ha

「かのえたつの年 大芝居かほみせ舞台入狂言尽」 「寿役者福引」

Japanese
Edo period
1760 (Hôreki 10)
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Maruya Kohei (Hôsendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

30 x 43.4 cm (11 13/16 x 17 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19630

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Season-opening Plays at the Major Theaters in the Year of the Dragon (Kanoe tatsu no toshi ôshibai kaomise butai-iri kyôgen zukushi); R to L, one actor per month: Segawa Rokô and Nakamura Gyoraku; Hanagawa Ichinojô and Ichikawa Sanjô; Ichimura Nanajûrô and Bandô Heikyû; Sanogawa Seifu and Onoe Baikô; Anegawa Daikichi and Ichimura Kakitsu; Bandô Shinsui and Matsumoto Goryû

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga
鳥居清満画

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