Woman Checking Her Makeup in a Mirror, from the series Types of the Floating World Seen through a Physiognomist's Glass (Ukiyo jinsei tengankyô)

「浮世人精天眼鏡」 化粧

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #60; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #83; Ukiyo-e taisei 11 (1931), #188

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 26.2 cm (14 7/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.465

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15628, 34.465

Inscription

Inscription and poem by Santô Kyôzan
「出格子にちらりと見たる花の香を誰がかこゐたる室咲の梅 需に応して山東庵京山題」

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