Raising Silk Worms for a Thousand Ages of Prosperity (Chiyo no sakae kaiko no yashinai)

「千代の栄蚕の養ひ」

Japanese
Meiji era
1877 (Meiji 10)
Artist Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 77.6 cm (14 5/8 x 30 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.242a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hachisuka Kuniaki
蜂須賀国明

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ginjirô
Artist's seal: Manji

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection