Illustrations of Sericulture in the Empire

citation

Maker(s)
Publisher: Kobayashi Eijirō 小林英次郎
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1885
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 16.6 x 24.8 cm (6 9/16 x 9 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.43
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), silk farming, work, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From the 1960s to 1999
Elizabeth D. Woodbury, Japan and Alexandria, VA, purchased in Japan in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Elizabeth D. Woodbury in 1999

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury

Label

Sericulture was an important Japanese industry, and silk was one of the principal exports from Yokohama after it opened to international trade in 1859. This print documents life in a rural village where silkworms are being raised.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum