John Heathcoat (1783–1861), the Inventor of the Lace-making Machine, from an untitled series of Lives of Great People of the West

「英国(いきりす)の戎喜斯可土(しよんひいすこうと)は綿帯(れいす) とて婦人の飾に用る網の如き物 を織る機器を造らんとして数度の 試験に貧しくなり其妻憂ひ歎 きしが一日シヨン欣然として一条の 網の様なる物を持帰り婦にあたへ 乃ち機器の成就せしなり」

Japanese
Meiji era
1870s–1890s
Artist Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

2000.307

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection