Tsunenobu, from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi)

「月百姿 経信」

Japanese
Meiji era
1886 (Meiji 19), January
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Akiyama Buemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (2001), #14

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25.2 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22591

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「から衣うつ声きけば月きよみまだ寝ぬ人を空にしるかな」

Signed

Yoshitoshi
芳年

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Enkatsu tô

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