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Frost fills the air and the autumn air is still/lines of returning geese cross the moon in the third hour-Kenshin, from the series Twelve Aspects of the Moon

A work made of hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk.

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  • A work made of hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk.

Date:

1885/92

Artist:

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Japanese (1839–1892)

About this artwork

This hanging scroll portrays the shogun lord Uesugi no Terutora (known as Kenshin) as he sits in his military encampment beside a banquet for his generals. He is enjoying a moment of quiet before the next day’s battle against his longtime rival and, struck by the sight of a flock of geese flying past the full moon, he is inspired to write a poem.

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Arts of Asia, Gallery 108

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Title

Frost fills the air and the autumn air is still/lines of returning geese cross the moon in the third hour-Kenshin, from the series Twelve Aspects of the Moon

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1885–1892

Medium

Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk

Dimensions

105.5 × 40.7 cm (41 9/16 × 16 in. )

Credit Line

Gift of Roger L. Weston

Reference Number

2018.558

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