The Eighth Month (Hachigatsu), from an untitled series of Twelve Months
十二ヶ月 （年中行事の内） 「八月」 脱穀と月見
1770 (Meiwa 7)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #104; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #498; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #259.4
Half hosoban; 15.6 x 16.2 cm (6 1/8 x 6 3/8 in.), right frame: 13.6 x 6.6 cm (5 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.), left frame: 9 x 8 cm (3 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.20199 (uncut), 21.4519 (left half), 21.4520 (right half)
The date is given on the twelfth design in the series.
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