Evening Bell at Mii-dera Temple (Mii banshô), from an untitled series of Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei)
Artist Unknown, Japanese
Vertical koban (half aiban); 22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Six prints from a set of eight: 13.2909 through 13.2914.
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
No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
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