Woman Writing by Lantern Light under a Mosquito Net
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Unknown, Japanese
Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #697; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 661
Horizontal chûban; 20.1 x 25.2 cm (7 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Numbers for the large months are on the border of the mosquito net, and for the small months, on the poem slip.
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection