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Title

Takakura moon - Hasebe Nobutsura, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Aug 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

The main figure in this image is Hasebe Nobutsura, a loyal retainer of Prince Mochihito. After having unsuccessfully plotted against the powerful Taira family in 1180, Mochihito was forced to flee from his Takakura mansion outside of Kyoto. Nobutsura cleverly had Mochihito and his companion dressed as travelling women, wearing wide-brimmed hats and all-concealing veils. Here, Nobutsura watches the fleeing prince before returning to defend his lord’s mansion.


Details


Alternative title

Takakura no tsuki - Hasebe Nobutsura


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Aug 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

258.2012.36


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.36; Another edition was reproduced

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