No. 9 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)

「女織蚕手業草 九」

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 #105.9; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 138.3.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #157; 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

19.155

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 19.155, 21.7329, 34.249

Inscription

繭を糸にくり取図

生繭を塩に浸すことあり
大き成壺の内底に竹の簀を入 其上に桐の葉を敷 又其上に繭を敷ならべ
また其上 桐の葉を敷て塩をふりかけ よく蓋をして上を泥にて塗ふさぎ
七日して取出し 釜に入 籰(わく)にかけて糸にくり取なり

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