Descending Geese at Hirakata (Hirakata no rakugan), from the series Eight Views of Kanazawa (Kanazawa hakkei)

「金沢八景 ひらかたのらくかん」

Japanese
Edo period
1780s
Artist Kitao Masanobu (Santô Kyôden) (Japanese, 1761–1816)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.2 x 19.3 cm (10 5/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20002

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20002, 21.5716

Signed

Kitao Masanobu ga

北尾政演画

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