Evening Bell at Mii-dera Temple (Mii-dera banshô), from the series Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei)

近江八景 「三井寺晩鐘」 (左)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1770 (Meiwa 7)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #507; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #254.1, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 540

Dimensions

Left half of half-hosoban; 14.8 x 8 cm (5 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4517

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right half of sheet: 21.4516; left half of sheet: 21.4517.

Inscription

Poem: Omou sono/ akatsuki chigiru/ hajime zo to/ matsu kiku Mii no/ iriai no kane
おもふその あかつき契る はじめぞと まつきくみゐの 入相のかね

Signed

(this picture unsigned)
無款

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection