Portrait of Yoshitoshi by his student Kanaki Toshikage, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon
1839 - 1892
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
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)
Place where the work was made
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
colour woodblock; ōban
39.0 x 26.0 cm
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Aug 2016–20 Nov 2016
Referenced in 3 publications
Yuriko Iwakiri, Yoshitoshi Tsuki hyakushi (Yoshitoshi’s One hundred aspects of the moon), Tokyo, 2010.
John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's One hundred aspects of the moon, Seattle, 1992.
Chris UHLENBECK, Yoshitoshi: masterpieces from the Ed Freis collection, Leiden, 2011, 135-136.