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View of Takanawa in Moonlight (Takanawa tsuki no kei), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

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Publisher's mark in lower right margin, cut off of this impression. MFA impressions: 11.2119, 11.39259, 21.9846

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) 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, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #72.09

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban

Accession Number

11.39259

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints