Silkworm Cultivation

蚕養

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Fusatane (Japanese, active 1854–1888), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G107 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.1 x 75.9 cm (14 5/8 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18154-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18154 (left), 11.18155 (center), 11.18156 (right)

Signed

Ôju Fusatane ga (on right sheet), Fusatane ga (on center sheet), Ôkô Fusatane ga (on left sheet)
応需房種画 房種画 応好房種画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:卯七改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection