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Title

Reading by the moon - Zi Luo , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

19 March 1888

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    dokusho no tsuki - Shiraku
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    19 March 1888
    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
    258.2012.57
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Zi Luo, one of Confucius’ most important disciples, came from a poor rural family. Despite his humble origins, he made enormous efforts to educate himself, rising in the ranks of civil service to eventually become a government official. He was also revered as one of China’s famous Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety. He was known to walk long distances carrying bags of rice, a luxurious good at that time, to his parents. Here, he is shown on one of those travels, profiting from the moonlight to study while walking.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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