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Title

Moon of the filial son - Ono no Takamura, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1889


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

Ono no Takamura served as a high-ranking official at the court of Emperor Saga in the ninth century. Renowned as a poet and calligrapher, Takamura was also often praised as a model of filial piety and generosity. He tended to share his stipends with relatives and friends who were more in need than him and showed great respect to his parents. The iconography could also refer to Ceng Shen, an important disciple of Confucius, who is credited with the compilation of the Twenty-Four Paragons of Filial Piety. Legend has it that Ceng was gathering brushwood in the forest one day when he had the premonition that his mother needed him. He hurried home to find that she had missed him so much she had bit her finger hard in vexation.


Details


Alternative title

kōshi no tsuki - Ono no Takamura


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1889


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

258.2012.80


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.80; Another edition was reproduced

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