The Capable Type (Seji ga yosasô), from the series Thirty-two Physiognomic Types in the Modern World (Tôsei sanjûni sô)

「当世三十弐相 世事がよさ相」

Japanese
Edo period
1820s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nishinomiya Shinroku (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hinohara, Utagawa Kunisada (Ôta Mus., 2016), p. 28; Seikado, Kunisada (exh. cat., 1996), #63

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.7 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.495

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15623, 34.495

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

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