No. 6 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)

「女織蚕手業草 六」

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, #326; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #105.6; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 138.2.2; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #452; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #154

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.2 cm (15 3/8 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.152

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 19.152, 21.7326, 34.246

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

Inscription

蚕まゆを作る図

はい子といふ
広きふたの類に椎柴などの物を敷入て
ひきりたる蚕を置てわらをおゝいにしてまゆを張すなり
四五日もして後まゆを一つつゝもぎはなして取なり
まゆ張物を簇(ぞく)といふなり

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1919, acquired by exchange from Yamanaka & Co. (Accession date: May 1, 1919)

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection