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Title

Portrait of Yoshitoshi by his student Kanaki Toshikage, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Jun 1892


Artists

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

Kanaki Toshikage

Japan


About

Kanaki Toshikage was Yoshitoshi’s oldest student. This memorial portrait was published by Akiyama Buemon and reproduced in the 'Yomiuri shinbun' on 22 June 1892.

Calligraphy on the portrait reads:

yo o tsumete
terimasarishi wa
natsu no tsuki

holding the night at bay
having outshone all the rest
is the summer moon

(Translated by Lawrence Marceau in Chris Uhlenbeck and Amy Reigle Newland, 'Yoshitoshi: masterpieces from the Ed Freis Collection', Hotei Publishing, 2011, p 39)


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Jun 1892


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodblock; ōban


Dimensions

39.0 x 26.0 cm


Credit

Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012


Accession number

258.2012.103


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Artist profile

Works in the collection

107

Artist information

Kanaki Toshikage

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

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