Perspective View of Moon Viewing in Mid-Autumn (Uki-e chû-aki no kei tsukimi zu)

浮絵 中秋景月見図

Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814)

Catalogue Raisonné

Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #10; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa Toyoharu to sono jidai (1994), #74


Horizontal ôban; 24.1 x 36.2 cm (9 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Title, signature, and mark of publisher Matsumura Yahei in right margin, cut off of this impression.


(Utagawa Toyoharu ga, in right margin, cut off of this impression)


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)

[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