Woman Lighting the Shop Sign of Publisher Maruya Seijirô, from the series Shadow Pictures of a Benevolent Reign (Arigataki miyo no kage-e)

「難有御代ノ賀界絵」 「板元 丸せい」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #96

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.5 cm (14 3/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.1289

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mera
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良
彫師:なし

Provenance

1949, gift of Porter Sargent to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent