The Syllable Ni: Somei of the Ebiya, from the series ABC Poems for Beautiful Courtesans (Bijin keisei iroha tanka)

「美人契情以呂波たんか 二 海老屋内 染井」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1810s–1820s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), checklist 1-40

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.54.187.6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15417, RES.54.187.6

Album: RES.54.187.1-.38

Inscription

「にくからぬ人相にしてにこやかさ」

Signed

Okonomi ni tsuki Kunisada ga
御好ニ付 国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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