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Title

In the moonlight under the trees a beautiful woman comes, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

19 Mar 1888


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

The lady dressed in elegant Chinese costume standing by a flowering plum tree in a perfect full moon night represents the Spirit of the Plum Tree. She is said to have appeared to the seventh-century Chinese poet Zhao Shixiong when he made a pilgrimage to Luofu in southern China to visit the plum trees there. Tired from his trip, Zhao fell asleep under a tree and a beautiful lady – the Spirit of the Plum Tree – appeared in his dreams. The incident inspired him to compose a poem.


Details


Alternative title

getsumei rinka bijin majiru


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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

258.2012.59


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.59; Another edition was reproduced

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