The Third Month (Hanazuki) (right) and the Fourth Month (Uzuki) (left), from the series Twelve Months (Juni tsuki)

「十二月 花月」 「十二月 卯月」

Japanese
Edo period
1800s
Artist Kitagawa Hidemaro (Japanese, active about 1801–1818), Publisher Yama-Man (Japanese)


Dimensions

Two uncut vertical chûban prints on a horizontal ôban sheet; 25 x 36 cm (9 13/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25795

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hidemaro ga (on each design)
秀麿画

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