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

河原崎座顔見世番付

Japanese
Edo period
1846 (Kôka 3), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu II (Kiyomine) (Japanese, 1787–1868), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.8 x 47.5 cm (13 11/16 x 18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1518

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1518, 11.28323; almost the same, but with different text at upper left: 11.27744

Kaomise banzuke produced for the Kawarazaki Theater’s annual “face showing” ceremony that announced the beginning of the new kabuki season and advertised the theater’s newly formed acting troupe. The banzuke dates from the 1st day of the 11th lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). Published by Maruya Jinpachi.
顔見世番付
河原崎座、江戸
弘化03(1846) ・11月 ・01日より
 「弘化三午年霜月朔日」

版元備考: 丸屋 甚八

Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu
絵師鳥居清満筆

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock