Evening Bell at Mii-dera Temple (Mii banshô), from the series Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei no uchi)

「近江八景之内 三井晩鐘」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1834–35 (Tenpô 5–6)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 246, horizontal ôban #28.7

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.8 x 37 cm (9 3/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17254

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: *11.17251 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.17254, 21.6794, 21.6795, 21.6796

Inscription

Poem: Omou sono/ akatsuki chigiru/ hajime zo to/ matsu kiku Mii no/ iriai no kane
思ふその 暁ちきる はしめそと まつきく三井の 入あいのかね

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame (combined with publisher's mark)
改印:極

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