Fragments of: Congratulations (Kotobuki) to the Ichikawa Family [crest]! History of the Ichikawa Line (Edo Ichikawa ryû), Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô I, and List of the Eighteen Great Kabuki Plays (Kabuki kyôgen kumi Jûhachiban), in Honor of the Na

「江戸市川流」 壽(初代市川団十郎像) 「歌舞妓狂言組十八番」 壬辰 三月 市川七代目団十郎改海老蔵 実子 市川八代目海老蔵改団十郎 (断簡)

Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 3rd month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu II (Kiyomine) (Japanese, 1787–1868), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, "Gifts of the 'Treasure Ship'," in Graphic Designer ... Robert Schaap (2013); Gifu-ken Hakubutsukan, Shichidaime Danjûrô to Kunisada, Kuniyoshi (2001), #33; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #40; Bowie et al, Art of the Surimono (1979), #57


(Right): 40.7 x 13.5 cm (16 x 5 5/16 in.) (Left): 41 x 18.1 cm (16 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Right and left sections cut from a larger sheet; signature on missing center section.
MFA impressions: 00.1674 (intact), 11.27795 (text sections only)
A related design: 00.1682, 11.38841



(Godaime [i.e. fifth-generation head of the Torii school] Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu, on missing center section)


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)

[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