The Eighth Month, from the series Twelve Months in the South (Minami jûni kô)

「美南見十二候」 八月 月見の宴

Japanese
Edo period
about 1784 (Tenmei 4)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0630; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #12.6, and pls. 38-9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.5 x 52.1 cm (15 3/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.7333-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 21.7333 (left), 21.7334 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.13898-9, 21.7333-4

Signed

Kiyonaga ga (on each sheet)
清長画

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 20, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #71; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection