Autumn Moon of the Mirror, from the series Eight Views of the Parlor (Zashiki hakkei)
about 1766 (Meiwa 3)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #125; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #30; Chiba 2002, #s 71 (first edition, AIC) and 80 (this edition, Hagi Uragami Museum); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #512.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 216
Vertical chûban; 28 x 20.6 cm (11 x 8 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Out on Loan
On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017
Second state, without signature and seal.
MFA impressions: 11.19441 (second state), 21.4423 (first state), 21.4605 (second state), 21.4424 (second state)
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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