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Title

Reading by the moon - Zi Luo, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

19 Mar 1888


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

Zi Luo, one of Confucius’ most important disciples, came from a poor rural family. Despite his humble origins, he made enormous efforts to educate himself, rising in the ranks of civil service to eventually become a government official. He was also revered as one of China’s famous Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety. He was known to walk long distances carrying bags of rice, a luxurious good at that time, to his parents. Here, he is shown on one of those travels, profiting from the moonlight to study while walking.


Details


Alternative title

dokusho no tsuki - Shiraku


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

19 Mar 1888


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

258.2012.57


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.57; Another edition was reproduced

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