Autumn Moon (Aki no tsuki), from the series Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Setsugekka no uchi)
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Maruya Tetsujirô (Enjudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)
Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G489-02 (no photo)
Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.4 x 46.2 cm (8 7/16 x 18 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, creped
Not On View
From an album of seven miscellaneous creped triptychs plus a printed title page added when the album was constructed, 11.45394.1 to 11.45394.8a-c.
The photograph shows one two-page spread in the album plus one following page with the third, leftmost sheet of the triptych.
Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Dog 10 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Katada Hori Chô (on right and left sheets), Hori Chô (on center sheet)
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection