Deaccessioned October 25, 2012

Geese Flying across Full Moon

月に雁

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848)


Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; about 19.1 × 25.4 cm (7 1/2 × 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.41499

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.817, 06.1787, *11.41499 (deaccessioned in 2012)

Signed

Keisai
渓斎

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
Artist's seal: Keisai
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: January 19, 2005)

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