No. 6 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)

「女織蚕手業草 六」

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 #105.6; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 138.2.2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #154

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 25.8 cm (15 1/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7326

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 19.152, 21.7326, 34.246

Inscription

蚕まゆを作る図

はい子といふ
広きふたの類に椎柴などの物を敷入て
ひきりたる蚕を置てわらをおゝいにしてまゆを張すなり
四五日もして後まゆを一つつゝもぎはなして取なり
まゆ張物を簇(ぞく)といふなり

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