Eastern Genji's Silkworm Cultivation (Azuma Genji kaiko no yashinai)

「東源氏蚕の養」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G119 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.4 cm (14 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.16375

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

Signed

Kuniaki ga, in toshidama cartouche
国明画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:酉六改
彫師:彫竹

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