No. 5 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)

「女織蚕手業草 五」

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, #326; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #105.5; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 138.2.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #153

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.151

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 19.151, 21.7325, 34.245

Inscription

大眠起して後桑の葉を製する図

大眠起して後桑をくるゝ事まへまへよりハ多きゆへ
桑の葉を採製するにいとまなくいそがしき体なり

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