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

中村座顔見世番付

Japanese
Edo period
1843 (Tenpô 14), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu II (Kiyomine) (Japanese, 1787–1868), Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

33.8 x 38.1 cm (13 5/16 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

00.1522

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Kaomise banzuke produced to advertise the annual “face showing” ceremony at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) in celebration of the opening of the new kabuki year and the theater’s newly formed acting troupe. Published on the 1st day of the 11th lunar month of Tenpô 14 (1843) by Murayama Genbei.
顔見世番付
中村座、江戸
天保14(1843) ・11月 ・01日から
 「天保十四癸卯年、卯霜月朔日」

版元備考: 村山 源兵衛

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