Niwaka Festival Dancer (Niwaka), from the series Contest of [Present-day] Beauties ([Tôsei] Bijin awase)

「(当世)美人合 俄」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1827 (Bunsei 10)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moritaya Hanzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #89

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 25.9 cm (14 7/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.460

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: *11.42332 (deaccessioned in 2012), 34.460

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter