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Title

Mount Ji Ming moon - Zi Fang, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

05 Jun 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

Zi Fang is the literary name of Zhang Liang, who served Liu Bang in his rise to becoming the first Han emperor in 206 BC. According to the Shi Ji, China’s first history, Zhang climbed Mount Ji Ming on the night before a decisive battle and played melodies from the enemy soldiers’ home province. The men got so homesick they deserted, and thus doomed their army to defeat.


Details


Alternative title

Keimeizan no tsuki - Shibō


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

05 Jun 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

258.2012.31


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Works in the collection

107


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

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.31; Another edition was reproduced

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