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Title

Theatre-district dawn moon, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

A fashionably dressed woman hurries along during the early morning sunrise. In the background are silhouettes of other people ending their night of entertainment in the theatre district of Edo. The green of her underlip, often found in 'ukiyo-e' prints and paintings, was derived from applying multiple layers of ‘bamboo-grass-coloured lipstick’. Applied in one or two layers, it appears red, as on her upper lip. The box-like turrets in the background were originally drum towers above the entrances to the kabuki theatres from which announcements were made to attract theatre audiences.


Details


Alternative title

Shibaimachi no akatsuki


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

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

258.2012.43


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.43; Another edition was reproduced

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