Autumn Moon over Lake Dongting (Tôtei no aki no tsuki), from the series Eight Views (Hakkei no uchi)

「八景之内 洞庭秋月(とうていのあきのつき)」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756), Publisher Ômiya Kuhei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.4 x 16.1 cm (12 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30157

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Eshi Nishimura Shigenaga

ゑ師西村重長

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