Needlework, from the series Women's Handicrafts: Models of Dexterity (Fujin tewaza ayatsuri kagami)
about 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)
Asano and Clark 1995, #282; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #502.4; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 170.1.4
Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.3 cm (14 13/16 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No publisher’s mark or censor’s seal on this impression.
No censor's seal
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection