Evening Bell at Mii-dera Temple (Mii banshô), from an untitled series of Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei)

近江八景 「三井晩鐘」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

Vertical koban (half aiban); 22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.2913

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Six prints from a set of eight: 13.2909 through 13.2914.

Inscription

Poem: Omou sono/ akatsuki chigiru/ hajime zo to/ matsu kiku Mii no/ iriai no kane
おもふその 暁ちきる はしめそと まつきく三井の 入相のかね

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
版元:なし

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