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Title

Lady Gosechi , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

23 June 1887

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Gosechi no myōbu
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    23 June 1887
    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
    258.2012.51
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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    Two noblemen in Heian court costumes are listening to the haunting sound of the 'koto' (zither), played by a nun. The music but also the desolate state of the lady’s dwelling moved them to tears. 'Gosechi' literally means the five annual festivals celebrated at the imperial palace, but was also used to indicate the five beats in music. The lady’s name therefore alludes to the music and ritual of a glorious bygone age, when she was a young and beautiful court lady.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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