Re: help identify

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Posted by Alec W. ( on July 03, 2019 at 04:21:09:

In Reply to: help identify posted by Nicholas on July 01, 2019 at 00:32:50:

This design belongs to Utamaro's c. 1798-1800 series "Joshoku kaiko tewaza-gusa" 女織蚕手業草 ("Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry"). MFA in Boston has the whole 12-sheet series; here is #11:

As you can see, your print is lacking the publisher seal and most of the text seen on the MFA impressions -- it is clearly from some later (reproduction) edition.

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