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Title

Moon and smoke, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Feb 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

During the Edo period fires were a common occurrence and companies of firemen competed with each other. If property was saved, the company was rewarded. The fireman depicted here is a standard-bearer whose role is to ensure proper identification of the team fighting the fire. The fireman on the opposite rooftop in the lower left of the print holds a different standard representing a rival organisation. The smoke and flames have been given texture by splattering lime made from powdered chalk or sea shells, mixed with glue, onto the paper.


Details


Alternative title

enchū no tsuki


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

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

258.2012.22


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. 22; Another edition was reproduced

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