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Title

Rising moon over Mount Nanping - Cao Cao, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Oct 1885


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

Cao Cao (Sōsō in Japanese), a forceful, but ruthless military lord described in the semi-historical ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’, is shown here standing in a small boat overlooking the Yangzi River. In the distance, two crows – messengers of good news – fly away from him towards the full moon over Mount Nanping. This print illustrates the episode in which Cao Cao disregarded the bad omen and the advice of one of his generals for caution. He gave orders for the battle at the Red Cliffs in which he was ultimately defeated.


Details


Alternative title

Nanpeizan shōgetsu - Sōsō


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Oct 1885


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

258.2012.3


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


P. Townsend and J Wendler (Editors), Art Monthly (U.K.), London, Jun 1993. General reference; Another edition was reproduced

John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's One hundred aspects of the moon, Seattle, 1992, (colour illus.). cat.no. 3; General reference; Another edition was reproduced

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