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Title

Rising moon over Mount Nanping - Cao Cao , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

October 1885

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Nanpeizan shōgetsu - Sōsō
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    October 1885
    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
    258.2012.3
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    Cao Cao (Sōsō in Japanese), a forceful, but ruthless military lord described in the semi-historical ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’, is shown here standing in a small boat overlooking the Yangzi River. In the distance, two crows – messengers of good news – fly away from him towards the full moon over Mount Nanping. This print illustrates the episode in which Cao Cao disregarded the bad omen and the advice of one of his generals for caution. He gave orders for the battle at the Red Cliffs in which he was ultimately defeated.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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