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

「浮世人精天眼鏡」 かさねつま

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), #81; another print in the series: Izzard, Kunisada's World (12993), #60

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 26 cm (14 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

34.464

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15629, 34.464

Inscription

Inscription and poem by Santô Kyôzan
「画(ぐは)ハ無声(むせい)の詩(し)、詩ハ有(うせい)声の画(ぐは)也。五渡亭が無声(むせい)の人物(じんぶつ)、ものいふがごとくなれども、きこえませぬ。才三さん、わたしがやしきにつとめた時、蓮見(はすみ)の露(つゆ)のなさけから、三ゝ九度のさかづきも、わづか一年秋風の、ふいとした事いやになり、えんをきれいにきり〳〵す、なくや霜夜のさミしさに、またことづまをぬひあハせ、いともあだなる花こゝろ、池(いけ)のかゞ糸影(かげ)をおく、うつりやすき水性(みづせう)なれバ、ながれのふちにはまらぬやう、その獨(ひとり)を慎つつしむべしと、五渡亭が天眼鏡(てんがんきやう)にてらして、人相見が星(ほし)をさしけり。
かし小袖 あかづく人の かさねつま あらひてハまた 星合の空 需に應じて 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