The First Month (Shôgatsu) and the Second Month (Nigatsu), from an untitled series of Twelve Months in stone-rubbing style

十二月 「正月」 「二月」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756), Publisher Ogawa (Japanese)


Dimensions

Two uncut half hosoban on hosoban sheet; 20.6 x 14.2 cm (8 1/8 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19051

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nishimura Shigenaga hitsu

西村重長筆

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