Courtesan Standing before Mirror, from the series Contest of Beauties (Bijin awase)

「美しんあはせ」 鏡の前に立つ遊女

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.5 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.187.15

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints

Album: RES.54.187.1-.38

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: kiwame, Hamamatsuya Kôsuke

改印:極、濱幸

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—MFA Chinese Expedition, 1923-24