Silkworm Cultivation (Kaiko yashinai gusa)

「蚕養草」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Fusatane (Japanese, active 1854–1888), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G101 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 74.5 cm (14 1/2 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1462-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1462 (left), 00.1463 (right), 00.1464 (center)

Signed

Ôju Fusatane ga (on right and left sheets), Fusatane ga (on center sheet)
応需房種画 房種画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 8 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Horikô Koizumi Kane (on right sheet), Horikô Ko-Kane (on center sheet), Hori Kane (on left sheet)
改印:丑八改
彫師:彫工小泉兼 彫工子兼 彫兼

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock