No. 7 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)

「女織蚕手業草 七」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1798–1800 (Kansei 10–12)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #105.7; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 138.2.3; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #155; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 325-6 (this design not shown)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

34.247

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 19.153, 21.7327, 34.247

Inscription

蚕の種を取図

簇物(まゆはるもの)より取時 形のよき蚕をゑらんで
糸にてくゝり釣置ハ蛾(ひが)の蝶になり
出る牝牡を一つにして紙に移し置ハ段々子を産付るなり
これをうハ子といふ

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter