Woman Threading a Needle, from the series Types of the Floating World Seen through a Physiognomist's Glass (Ukiyo jinsei tengankyô)

「浮世人精天眼鏡」 針仕事

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hinohara, Utagawa Kunisada (Ôta Mus., 2016), p. 73 (blue); Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #84

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 26 cm (14 7/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

34.467

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15625 (blue background), 34.467 (yellow background)

Inscription

「はりてもねからおちざる白露をよく/\見れば玉のかんさし 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

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