Twilight Snow of the Floss-stretching Form, from the series Eight Views of the Parlor (Zashiki hakkei)
about 1766 (Meiwa 3)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #133; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #29; Chiba 2002, #s 76 (first ed.) and 72 (this ed.); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #512.8.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 223; Hillier (1970), #34 (with handwritten sig. & seal)
Vertical chûban; 27.5 x 20.7 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Second state, without signature and seal of Kyosen.
MFA impressions: 11.19440, 21.4608
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