Deaccessioned October 25, 2012

No. 3, from the series Silkworm Cultivation (Kaiko yashinai gusa)

「かゐこやしなひ草 第三」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1772 (Meiwa 9/An'ei 1)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), fig. 81

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; about 25.4 × 19.1 cm (10 × 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19300

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19299, *11.19300 (deaccessioned in 2012)

From a series of twelve sheets jointly designed by Shunshô (nos. 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12) and Shigemasa (nos. 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10).

Signed

Katsukawa Shunshô ga
勝川春章画

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