Woman Checking Her Makeup in a Mirror, from the series Types of the Floating World Seen through a Physiognomist's Glass (Ukiyo jinsei tengankyô)

「浮世人精天眼鏡」 化粧

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830 (Tenpô 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #60; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #83; Ukiyo-e taisei 11 (1931), #188

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.4 cm (14 15/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.15628

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15628, 34.465

Inscription

「出格子にちらりと見たる花の香を誰がかこゐたる室咲の梅 需に応して山東庵京山題」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection