Wild Carnation, from the series Contest of Beauties (Bijin awase)

「美人合」 常夏

Japanese
Edo period
about 1825–30 (Bunsei 8–13)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moritaya Hanzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), checklist 1-63, photo p. 159

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.7 cm (14 3/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.451

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15641, 34.451

Signed

Ôju Kunisada ga
応需国貞画

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