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

「琵琶湖八勝景」 「比良暮雪」「矢橋帰帆」「三井晩鐘」「勢田夕照」「堅田落雁」「粟津晴嵐」「石山秋月」「辛崎夜雨」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Matsumoto Yasuoki (Gengendô I) (Japanese, 1786–1867)


Accession Number

11.45845.7

Medium or Technique

Copperplate etching; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album containing 19 prints, 11.45845.1-.19.

Signed

Gengendô tô
玄々堂刀

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: January 19, 2005)

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