The Clever Type (Rikô sô), from the series Thirty-two Physiognomic Types in the Modern World (Tôsei sanjûni sô)

「当世三十弐相 りこう相」

Japanese
Edo period
1820s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Seikado, Kunisada (exh. cat., 1996), #59; Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #27/1; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), fig. 11; Ukiyo-e taikei 10 (1976), #86

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.488

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15633, 34.488

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