No. 5, from the series Silkworm Cultivation (Kaiko yashinai gusa)

「かゐこやしなひ草 第五」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1772 (Meiwa 9/An'ei 1)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), fig. 83; Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1930), #232

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.1 x 18.3 cm (9 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.571

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.571, 11.19591

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

Kitao Shigemasa ga

北尾重政画

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection