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Title

Moon and smoke, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

February 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    enchū no tsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    February 1886
    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
    258.2012.22
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    During the Edo period fires were a common occurrence and companies of firemen competed with each other. If property was saved, the company was rewarded. The fireman depicted here is a standard-bearer whose role is to ensure proper identification of the team fighting the fire. The fireman on the opposite rooftop in the lower left of the print holds a different standard representing a rival organisation. The smoke and flames have been given texture by splattering lime made from powdered chalk or sea shells, mixed with glue, onto the paper.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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