KUNISADA (1786-1865)

Married Woman Holding a Handtowel
Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga
Series: Types of the Floating World Seen through a Physiognomist's Glass (Ukiyo jinsei tengankyô)
Publisher: Kinshindo
c 1830 (according to the MFA, but more likely earlier - 1822-23)

One of Kunisada's best and earliest series of women. Rare. Only 10 designs from this series are known.

Very good impression and colors. Centerfold, backed otherwise generally good condition. Boston Museum accession number 11.15630 and sticker on verso

Ex collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (acquired 1911 from W.S.Bigelow). This specimen can be found on their website (cut and paste URL):


insert acquisition number: 11.15630


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