Quick-witted (Kiten ga kiku), from the series An Asortment of Chrysanthemums in the Modern Style (Imayô kiku soroi)

「時世粧菊揃(いまやうきくぞろひ) きてんがきく」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Ichibei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #128

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25 cm (14 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1760

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem by Umeya
取あへず
杓子かハりの
名代に
小皿も役に
たつ気てんもの
梅屋

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga
朝櫻楼国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri
改印:渡
彫師:なし

Provenance

1949, gift of Porter Sargent to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: December 8, 1949)

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent