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Title

Pleasure is this/ to lie cool under the moonflower bower/ the man in his undershirt, the woman in her slip , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

October 1890

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    tanoshimi wa/ yūgaodana no/ yūsuzumi/ otoko wa tetera/ me wa futa no shie
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    October 1890
    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
    258.2012.88
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This is an informal setting of a peasant couple relaxing at the end of a hard day, viewing the moon. Their infant son is being suckled by his mother, while the man is leaning back and singing with a cup and a kettle of sake beside him, his garment lightly falling off his shoulder. A beautiful, robustly growing gourd vine called 'yūgao' (moonflower) frames the scene. A friend of Yoshitoshi, Keika, composed the poem in the upper right cartouche, which is reflected in the title of this work.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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