Woman Fanning Herself, from the series Types of the Floating World Seen through a Physiognomist's Glass (Ukiyo jinsei tengankyô)

「浮世人精天眼鏡」 団扇

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

Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #82; another print in the series: Izzard, Kunisada's World (12993), #60

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 26.3 cm (14 7/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.469

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: *11.15624 (deaccessioned in 2012), 34.469

Inscription

「我おもふ心のうちは(団扇)風となりて入りたきものぞ君がふところ 需に応じて山東庵京山戯題」

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