Descending Geese on the Sumida River (Sumidagawa no rakugan), from the series Eight Views of Edo (Edo hakkei)

「江戸八景 隅田川の落雁」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #126; Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #97; another print from the series: Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 8 (1981), #321

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.3 x 37 cm (9 15/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25661

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga

渓斎英泉画

Markings

No censor's seal

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