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Title

Moon of the Red Cliffs, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1889


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

In 1082, Song dynasty official, poet and painter Su Dongpo (also known as Su Shi) went with friends to enjoy the full moon on a boating trip to Red Cliffs on the Yangzi River. There his guests, surrounded by the grandeur of the landscape, reminisced, wrote poetry and played the flute. This motif was popular in China during the Ming dynasty (1369–1644) and activities such as picnics and poetry parties were adopted during the Edo period in Japan by 'bunjin' (literati) who recognised their debt to the Chinese literati school of painters from the period.


Details


Alternative title

Sekiheki no tsuki


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


Accession number

258.2012.81


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.81; Another edition was reproduced

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