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The Syllable Ni: Somei of the Ebiya, from the series ABC Poems for Beautiful Courtesans (Bijin keisei iroha tanka)

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MFA impressions: 11.15417, RES.54.187.6 Album: RES.54.187.1-.38

Inscription

「にくからぬ人相にしてにこやかさ」

Signed

Okonomi ni tsuki Kunisada ga 御好ニ付 国貞画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—MFA Chinese Expedition, 1923-24

Japanese, Edo period, about 1810s–1820s

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.5 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.187.6

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints