Sunset Glow at Ayase (Ayase no sekisho), from the series Eight Views of Inky Water (Bokusui hakkei)
about 1768–75 (late Meiwa–early An'ei)
Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #31; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 49; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #319.1; Waterhouse, Harunobu and His Age (1964), #7; Ukiyo-e taisei 5 (1930), #278
Vertical chûban; 26.4 x 19.8 cm (10 3/8 x 7 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
“Inky water” is a joking reference to the Sumida River.
Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
Artist's seal: Mori uji
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