Evening Bell at Mii Temple (Mii banshô), from the series Fashionable Beauties for the Eight Views of Ômi (Fûryû bijin Ômi hakkei)

「風流美人近江八景 三井晩鐘」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1814–17 (Bunka 11–14)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #231.7 (no photo); Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #326

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.2 cm (15 3/8 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17797

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Eizan hitsu
英山筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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