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Title

Mount Tobisu dawn moon - Toda Hanbei Shigeyuki, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

23 Jun 1887


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

The print illustrates an important scene in the battle of Mount Tobisu in 1525, when Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, broke the siege at Nagashino Castle and defeated the army of his enemy Takeda Shingen. He was helped by a loyal retainer named Sakai Tadatsugu, who is shown here standing on an elevated platform to oversee the attack at dawn. The title cartouche erroneously identifies the warrior here as Toda Hanbei Shigeyuki, another supporter of Ieyasu, who was also known as Toda Tadatsugu. Sakai’s ferocity is revealed through the human skull he used as personal standard.


Details


Alternative title

Tobisuyama gyōgetsu - Toda Hanbei Shigeyuki


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

258.2012.52


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.52; Another edition was reproduced

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