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Title

Did I ever imagine that/ as the clouds of the high autumn sky cleared/ I would view the moon through a bamboo lattice window - Hidetsugu , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

10 December 1889

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    omoikiya/ kumoi no aki no/ sora harete/ take amu mado no/ tsuki o min to wa - Hidetsugu
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    10 December 1889
    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
    258.2012.75
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    The famed warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi was childless until late in life. To secure succession, he adopted his nephew to whom he gave the name Hidetsugu. While still a soldier in Hideyoshi’s army, Hidetsugu showed great promise of leadership, but became increasingly cruel and offensive. The opportunity to dispose of Hidetsugu came when Hideyoshi finally had a biological son. Hidetsugu was confined in a temple on Mount Kōya and ordered to commit suicide. Accompanied by a loyal retainer in his last minutes, Hidetsugu is shown in deep thought, preparing for the ritual act and composing the death poem.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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