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A spirit of the plum tree visited Chinese poet Zhao Shixiong

A spirit of the plum tree visited Chinese poet Zhao Shixiong
by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892) Taiso

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Artist: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892) Taiso 月岡芳年
Title: A spirit of the plum tree visited Chinese poet Zhao Shixiong
Series: 100 Aspects of the Moon 月百姿
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Akiyama Buemon (Kokkeido) 秋山武右衛門
Publisher (this edition)?Akiyama Buemon (Kokkeido) 秋山武右衛門
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 29769
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Yoshitoshi, Tsukioka - 100 Moons - Moonlight under trees- 1.jpg is:

100 Phases of the Moon: # 59

Artist: Yoshitoshi
Format: Oban tate-e: 13.75" x 9.25"

Subject: 'In the Moonlight under the Trees a Beautiful Woman Comes'. A conventionally beautiful woman dressed in luxurious Chinese costume stands by a flowering plum tree under a perfect full moon. She is the Spirit of the Plum Tree, who appeared to Zhao Shixiong, a Chinese poet of the Sui dynasty (589-618). One fresh spring morning, Zhao climbed the slopes of the sacred mountain of Luofu in southern China to admire the flowering plum trees there. As evening drew on, he fell asleep under the trees, and a nymph appeared to him in a dream. Waking in the magical light of a full moon, he realised that the Spirit of the Plum Tree had visited him, and wrote a poem about his experience.

Date: 1888

Condition: Fine colors. Trimmed to image at left. Japanese album backing paper. Minor marks and flaws. Generally fine state of preservation.

Impression: Fine impression with gauffrage.

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