No. 3 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)

「女織蚕手業草 三」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1798–1800 (Kansei 10–12)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #325; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #105.3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 138.1.3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #449; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #151

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.7 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.243

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 19.149, 21.7323, 34.243

Optionally, the series can be assembled into a continuous 12-sheet image.

Inscription

蚕三度の休の後桑をくるゝの図

次第に大きになりますます多くなる故
外の竹箔やう乃ものにうつし桑の葉を割み製するにいとまなし

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter