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Women engaged in all the steps of silkworm culture from eggs to boiling and unwinding the coccoons

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Women engaged in all the steps of silkworm culture from eggs to boiling and unwinding the coccoons
by Utagawa Fusatane (a. 1849-1889)

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Artist: Utagawa Fusatane (a. 1849-1889) 歌川房種
Title: Women engaged in all the steps of silkworm culture from eggs to boiling and unwinding the coccoons
Series: 
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Komori Sojiro
Publisher (this edition)?Komori Sojiro
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Pentaptych
Format (this edition): Pentaptych
DB artwork code: 40936
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Artist Fusatane
Title Women engaged in all the steps of silkworm culture from eggs to boiling and unwinding the coccoons
Series Sangyoso - Sericulture Plants
Date October 4, 1884
Publisher Komori Sojiro
Format Oban 5 sheet (10" X 14 3/4" each sheet)
Comment Deluxe printing with embossing and metallics

Artist Bio: Act. c. late 1850s-70 – Edo/Tokyo print designer. A pupil of Utagawa Sadafusa. Fusatane produced fukeiga (pictures of landscapes), bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women) and fūzokuga (pictures of manners and customs), including subject-matter of kaika-e (pictures of Japan's modernization). His bijin reflect the drawing style of Utagawa Kunisada (1786 - 1865) and Sadafusa, while his landscapes were strongly influenced by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). His Genji mitata-e (parody pictures) sets include From Genji in the Four Seasons (Genji shiki no uchi, 8/1862). At his best Fusatane could rise above ordinary, as in his series of uchiwa-e titled Complete Famous Places of Former Times (Kodai meisho soroi, c. 1847-52) featuring half-length portraits of beauties posed before Hiroshige-style views. Other gagō: Isshosai, Ippyosai.

Two prints from his comic series Inochi No Youjyo Zen Aku Kagami (Reflection on Good and Evil for a Healthy Life) featuring the character for life, "inochi," are part of this collection. (he Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints)

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