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Title

The night is full and a hundred flowers are fragrant in the western palace/ she orders the screen to be rolled up, regretting the passing of spring/ with the ‘yunhe’ across her lap she gazes at the moon/ the colours of the trees are hazy in the indistinct moonlight – Wang Changling , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

23 June 1887

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    seikyū yoru shizukanishite hyakka kaoru/ gyokuren o makan to hosshite haru no takaru o uramu/ naname ni unwa o idakite fukaku tsuki o miru/ rōrō to shite jushoku shōyō o kakusu - Ōshōrei
    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
    258.2012.54
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This print is the literal visualisation of two couplets by the eighth-century Chinese poet Wang Zhangling. A noblewoman interrupted her play of the string instrument when she noticed the lovely spring night outside. The ‘yunhe’ mentioned in the title poem indicates the type of wood used to make the Chinese lute ('pipa'). Yoshitoshi, however, interpreted this as the 'qin', a seven-string zither.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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