No. 2 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)

「女織蚕手業草 弐」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1798–1800 (Kansei 10–12)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #325; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #105.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 138.1.2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #150

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.2 x 25.9 cm (15 7/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.148

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 19.148, 21.7322, 34.242

Inscription

蚕わづらひなやむ事四度あり是を眠ともよどむ共いふ
すべてやすみの時は桑をあたふるに是加減有

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1919, acquired by exchange from Yamanaka & Co. (Accession date: May 1, 1919)

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection