江戸近郊八景之内 玉川秋月
Autumn Moon on the Tama River

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1838
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H. 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm); W. 14 5/16 in. (36.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
JP1887
Not on view
The Tama River ran along the western border of Edo, while the Sumida River flowed through the east side of the city. The Tama tended to evoke poetic associations, such as with the desolate Musashino moor and the autumnal moon.
Signature: Hiroshige ga

Inscription: Poem: (signed Asanoyadō Massugu)

The image of the moon in the autumn night which is luminous as day,
lingers on the Tama stream as the river lingers by the Twin Pines.
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).