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Midnight Moon at Mount Yoshino: Iga no tsubone (Yoshinoyama yahan tsuki, Iga no tsubone), from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi)

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Yoshitoshi 芳年


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) 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

Japanese, Meiji era, 1886 (Meiji 19), January

Catalogue Raisonné

Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (2001), #15


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Medium or Technique

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