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In the moonlight under the trees a beautiful woman comes

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Item code : DUh060

Artist Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
Subject Beauty & Female
Series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Publisher Akiyama Buemon
Format Oban (Vertical)
Size 35.6 x 24.1 cm
Date Meiji (1868 - 1912)

Description

A bright full moon shines on a beautiful lady swathed in layers of rich robes. A plum tree frames the figure and acts as a reference to her identity. She is the Spirit of the Plum Tree, the nymph who visited the Chinese poet Zhao Shixiong in a dream when he traveled up to the sacred Luofu Mountain in southern China. Such an incredible experience inspired him to compose the poem above.

Yoshitoshi accents the Spirit with a double chin, which was an element of ideal beauty in the Tang dynasty (618-907). The combination of her robes is distinctly Chinese, and the karazuri, or “blind-printing” technique is apparent on her outer robe.

This item includes frame for the UK customers only. For shipping out of the UK, the print will be sent without frame.



Condition

Condition : Excellent       Impression : Excellent
Good. Left margin with publisher's seal is partly trimmed. Small stain on its left. Foxing on the back.