No. 3 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)

「女織蚕手業草 三」

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 #105.3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 138.1.3; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #151

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 25.8 cm (15 1/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7323

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 19.149, 21.7323, 34.243

Inscription

蚕三度の休の後桑をくるゝの図

次第に大きになりますます多くなる故
外の竹箔やう乃ものにうつし桑の葉を割み製するにいとまなし

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection