The Eighth Month: Moon Viewing (Hachigatsu Tsukimi no zu), from the series Actors in the Twelve Months, a Set of Thirty-six Sheets (Sanjûrokuban tsuzuki, yakusha jûni tsuki)

三十六ばんつゞき 役者十二つき 八月月見の図

Japanese
Edo period
1809 (Bunka 6)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 26.1 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.432

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych, with title on right sheet. A gender-reversed parody of the story of Ushiwaka and Joruri-hime.

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Provenance

1920, gift of the Estate of Henry Adams to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Henry Adams