Eight Views of Lake Biwa (Biwa-ko hachi shôkei): Twilight Snow at Mount Hira, Returning Sails at Yabase, Evening Bell at Mii-dera Temple, Sunset Glow at Seta, Descending Geese at Katada, Autumn Moon at Ishiyama, Night Rain at Karasaki (Hira no bosetsu, Ya
Artist Matsumoto Yasuoki (Gengendô I) (Japanese, 1786–1867)
9.5 × 15.2 cm (3 3/4 × 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Copperplate etching; ink on paper
Not On View
From an album containing 19 prints, 11.45845.1-.19.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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