100 Aspects of the Moon # 81 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects of the Moon # 81 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Item# moon-of-the-red-cliffs-tsukioka-yoshitoshi
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Additional Pictures: Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)

Woodblock Print Title: Moon of the Red Cliffs

1st Publication: 1889

Size: Oban; 13 1/2" x 9 1/4" + margins (34 x 23.5 cm + margins)

Date of this edition: 1889

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon

Condition: A stain in the cliff area, else fine.

More about this print: Su Shi was a scholar, calligrapher, poet, and statesman of the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), who was often at odds with his political masters, and was exiled more than once. It was during his first exile (1080-1086) that he took some friends on a nightly boat trip to the Red Cliffs on the Yangtze River, and composed one of the most famous poems of Chinese literature. It is of course no coincidence that the Red Cliffs - as mentioned in print #3 -were also the location of a famous battle during the Three Kingdom Era (184280 AD)

Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.

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