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Title

Gravemarker moon, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Mar 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

This print depicts a scene from the nō play 'Sotōba Komachi' ('Gravemarker Komachi'). The play is one of a set of seven important nō pieces based on the life of Ono no Komachi, a famous beauty and poetess of the ninth century. Here, she sits in a thoughtful, melancholic remembrance of her life on a fallen gravemarker, having been criticised for her disrespect for the dead by two passing priests.


Details


Alternative title

sotōba no tsuki


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Mar 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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

258.2012.25


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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. 25; Another edition was reproduced

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