No 36 in the series Hundred Poems, Explained by a Nanny. Hokusai used poems from the collection A Hundred People, One Poem in Each Print (Hyakunin Isshu 百人一首) as an inspiration. Each print features both a poem and the scene described in it. 100 prints of this series were planned, but only 27 were produced. The poem reads: “In summer nights it still seems to be evening when dawn is already here. Where has the moon returned to between the clouds?” (Kiyohara no Fukayabu) (KH, JR)
Author: 葛飾 北斎 Katsushika Hokusai
Material description: paper
Manufacturing technique: coloured woodblock print or Ukiyo-e
Dimensions: height: 21.6 cm, length: 27.9 cm
Inscription: 夏の夜はまだ宵ながら明けぬるを雲のいづこに月宿るらむ 清原深養父. Natsu no yo wa mada yoi nagara akenuru wo kumo no izukoni tsuki yadoruran Kiyohara no Fukayabu. (In summer nights it still seems to be evening when dawn is already here. Where has the moon returned to between the clouds? Author Kiyohara no Fukayabu.)
Signature: 前北斎画 / Zen Hokusai ga
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Celje Regional Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1957–1960
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Alma M. Karlin, Thea Schreiber Gammelin, Celje Regional Museum
Object condition, handling and damage: This is a later reprint. Some paints flow out of their frames into others, indicating wear on the woodblock created by the printing. The painting has large borders, a characteristic of the Meiji period. The stamps of the author, publisher, and appraiser are missing.
History of exhibition: Celje Regional Museum, Celje, 16.10.2019–31.5.2020 (exhibition: Azija me je povsem uročila [Asia Utterly Bewitched Me])
Press releases: HRVATIN, Klara, ROBIN, Jernej, TRNOVEC, Barbara. 2019. Japonski lesorezi [Japanese woodblock prints]. V Azija me je povsem uročila: katalog občasne razstave ob 130. obletnici rojstva Alme M. Karlin in 100. obletnici njenega odhoda na pot okrog sveta (Asia Utterly Bewitched Me: catalogue of the special exhibition on the 130th anniversary of Alma M. Karlin and the 100th anniversary of her world tour). Celje: Pokrajinski muzej; Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete: 59–71.
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