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Title

In the moonlight under the trees a beautiful woman comes , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

19 March 1888

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    getsumei rinka bijin majiru
    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
    258.2012.59
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    The lady dressed in elegant Chinese costume standing by a flowering plum tree in a perfect full moon night represents the Spirit of the Plum Tree. She is said to have appeared to the seventh-century Chinese poet Zhao Shixiong when he made a pilgrimage to Luofu in southern China to visit the plum trees there. Tired from his trip, Zhao fell asleep under a tree and a beautiful lady – the Spirit of the Plum Tree – appeared in his dreams. The incident inspired him to compose a poem.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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