No. 6, from the series Silkworm Cultivation (Kaiko yashinai gusa)

「かゐこやしなひ草 第六」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #211; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), fig. 84

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.3 x 18.7 cm (9 15/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.579

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.579, *11.19304 (deaccessioned in 2012)

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

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection