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Title

Pleasure is this/ to lie cool under the moonflower bower/ the man in his undershirt, the woman in her slip, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Oct 1890


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

This is an informal setting of a peasant couple relaxing at the end of a hard day, viewing the moon. Their infant son is being suckled by his mother, while the man is leaning back and singing with a cup and a kettle of sake beside him, his garment lightly falling off his shoulder. A beautiful, robustly growing gourd vine called 'yūgao' (moonflower) frames the scene. A friend of Yoshitoshi, Keika, composed the poem in the upper right cartouche, which is reflected in the title of this work.


Details


Alternative title

tanoshimi wa/ yūgaodana no/ yūsuzumi/ otoko wa tetera/ me wa futa no shie


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Oct 1890


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

258.2012.88


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.88; Another edition was reproduced

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