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Title

Kitayama moon - Toyohara Sumiaki, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

05 Jun 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

Toyohara Sumiaki was a music instructor and the epitome of an accomplished gentleman in the court of Emperor Go-Kashiwabara (reigned 1500–25). Drawn out to the moors north of the palace by the moon, he faces a pack of wolves. Assuming he was about to die, he played his favourite tune on his flute. To his amazement, the music pacified the wolves and they returned to the woods.


Details


Alternative title

Kitayama no tsuki - Toyohara Sumiaki


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

05 Jun 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

258.2012.32


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Works in the collection

118


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.32; Another edition was reproduced

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