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Title

Huai River moon - Wu Zixu, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

23 Jun 1887


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

Wu Zixu, a Chinese general during the Warring States period (480–222 BCE), had to flee the Kingdom of Chu after his father and brother were killed. A fisherman helped him to escape by ferrying him across the Huai River. Years later, Wu was again aided by a Huai River fisherman in his quest to find the grave of his father and brother’s murderer, the king of Chu. He found the tomb, exhumed the king’s body and whipped it 300 times to avenge the deaths of his family.


Details


Alternative title

Waisui no tsuki


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

23 Jun 1887


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

258.2012.48


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.48; Another edition was reproduced

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