The In-demand Type (Yoku uresô), from the series Thirty-two Physiognomic Types in the Modern World (Tôsei sanjûni sô)

「当世三十弐相 よくうれ相」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #97

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 28.3 cm (14 1/2 x 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.489

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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