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Bright Mirror of a Fashionable Moon (Fûryû tsuki no meikyô)

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Diptych (two left sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.16407 (right), 11.16409 (left)


Kikugawa Eizan hitsu (on each sheet) 菊川英山筆


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, Edo period, about 1814–17 (Bunka 11–14)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), #449 (two left sheets of triptych); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 92 (complete triptych)


Vertical ôban diptych; 38.3 x 26.4 cm (15 1/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16407, 11.16409

Medium or Technique

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