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Title

Full moon on the tatami mats shadows of the pine branches - Kikaku, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Oct 1885


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

A casually dressed lady, probably a courtesan, lies languidly on the tatami mat of her room and gazes at shadows of pine branches on the veranda. The full moon mentioned in the title haiku by Tarakai Kikaku (1661–707) is not depicted here, its presence instead suggested by the round shape of the fan as well as the shadows of the branches.


Details


Alternative title

meigetsu ya tatami no ue ni matsu no kage - Kikaku


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

258.2012.5


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. 5; 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