No. 8 from the series Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry (Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa)

「女織蚕手業草 八」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #105.8; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 138.2.4; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #454; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #156; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 325-6 (this design not shown)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

19.154

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 19.154, 21.7328, 34.248

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

Inscription

蚕糸を吐終り蝶になりて飛図

これを蚕蛾といふなり

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