No. 1, from the series Silkworm Cultivation (Kaiko yashinai gusa)

「かゐこやしなひ草 第一」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1772 (Meiwa 9/An'ei 1)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), fig. 79; Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pl. 131

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.2 x 18.2 cm (9 15/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2234

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.2234, 11.19303 (different colors)

From a series of twelve sheets jointly designed by Shunshô (nos. 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12) and Shigemasa (nos. 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10).

Signed

Shunshô ga

春章画

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection