Autumn Moon of the Mirror, from the series Eight Views of the Parlor (Zashiki hakkei)

坐鋪八景 鏡台の秋月

Japanese
Edo period
about 1766 (Meiwa 3)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28 x 20.6 cm (11 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19441

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

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Second state, without signature and seal.

MFA impressions: 11.19441 (second state), 21.4423 (first state), 21.4605 (second state), 21.4424 (second state)

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection