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Title

Moon of the Red Cliffs , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1889

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Sekiheki no tsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    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
    258.2012.81
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    In 1082, Song dynasty official, poet and painter Su Dongpo (also known as Su Shi) went with friends to enjoy the full moon on a boating trip to Red Cliffs on the Yangzi River. There his guests, surrounded by the grandeur of the landscape, reminisced, wrote poetry and played the flute. This motif was popular in China during the Ming dynasty (1369–1644) and activities such as picnics and poetry parties were adopted during the Edo period in Japan by 'bunjin' (literati) who recognised their debt to the Chinese literati school of painters from the period.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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