Woman Reading a Letter, from the series Comparison of Beauties (Bijin awase)

「美人あわせ」 文読む美人

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 × 25.3 cm (15 1/8 × 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.129

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13641, 20.129

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Hamamatsuya Kôsuke
改印:極、濱幸

Provenance

1920, gift of the Estate of Henry Adams to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Henry Adams