Illustration of the Silk Reeling Machine at the Japanese National Industrial Exposition (Dai Nihon naikoku kangyô hakurankai seishi kikai no zu)

「大日本内國勸業博覧會製絲器械之圖」

Japanese
Meiji era
1877 (Meiji 10), registered October 12
Artist Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888), Publisher Taga Jingorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA/Geidai, Double Impact (2015), #59; Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #12, photo p. 53; Sharf, Imaging Meiji (1997), #29, photo p. 20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 75 cm (14 5/8 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2000.515a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Kuniaki hitsu

Markings

Artist's seal: manji

Provenance

Purchased between 1985 and 1999, probably in London or Tokyo; 2000, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 26, 2000)

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection