Japanese Print Description
Married Woman Holding a Handtowel
Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga
Series: Types of the Floating World Seen through a Physiognomist’s Glass (Ukiyo jinsei tengankyô)
c 1830 (according to the MFA, but more likely earlier – 1822-23)
One of Kunisada’s best and earliest series of women.
Only 10 designs from this series are known. Very good impression and colors. Centerfold, backed otherwise generally good condition.
Ex: coll Boston Museum accession number 11.15630 and sticker on verso Ex collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (acquired 1911 from W.S.Bigelow).