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Title

The moon of Ogurusu in Yamashiro, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

01 Feb 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

In the 15th and 16th centuries, Japan was ravaged by a period of tumultuous civil wars that saw the rise and fall of numerous warlords. Here, the ambitious general Akechi Mitsuhide is ambushed by group of rebellious peasants. Mitsuhide has declared himself ‘shogun’ after assassinating Oda Nobunaga. However, his glory was short-lived, as his troupe was defeated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Nobunaga’s general. Mitsuhide fled, only to be captured and killed by bounty hunters.


Details


Alternative title

Yamashiro Ogurusu no tsuki


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

01 Feb 1886


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodblock; ōban


Dimensions

39.0 x 26.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated.


Credit

Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012


Accession number

258.2012.19


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Artist profile

Works in the collection

107


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Yuriko Iwakiri, Yoshitoshi Tsuki hyakushi (Yoshitoshi’s One hundred aspects of the moon), Tokyo, 2010. General reference; Another edition was reproduced

John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's One hundred aspects of the moon, Seattle, 1992, (colour illus.). cat.no. 19; Another edition was reproduced

Chris UHLENBECK, Yoshitoshi: masterpieces from the Ed Freis collection, Leiden, 2011, 135-136. General reference; Another edition was reproduced