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Fujiwara no Yasumasa Playing His Flute in the Moonlight

A work made of color woodblock print; ōban triptych.
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  • A work made of color woodblock print; ōban triptych.

Date:

About 1883

Artist:

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Japanese, 1839-1892

About this artwork

Fujiwara no Yasumasa’s windblown robes contrast sharply with the strong, fixed pose of the robber Hakamadare Yasusuke in this woodblock print. According to legend, Yasumasa, a renowned poet and flutist who lived during the Heian period (740–1185), so charmed the would-be thief with his music and confident bearing that the outlaw meekly followed him home.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Title

Fujiwara no Yasumasa Playing His Flute in the Moonlight

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality:)

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1883

Medium

Color woodblock print; ōban triptych

Dimensions

73 × 37 cm (28 3/4 × 14 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Frederick W. Gookin Collection

Reference Number

1984.568

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