Oiran, from the series Contest of Present-day Beauties (Tôsei bijin awase)

「当世美人合 おゐらん」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1827 (Bunsei 10)
Publisher Moritaya Hanzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hinohara, Utagawa Kunisada (Ôta Mus., 2016), p. 23; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #88

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25.8 cm (14 5/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.462

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.42331, 34.462

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