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Viewing plum blossoms by moonlight

Crafted as carefully as the regulated verse of a Tang dynasty quatrain, Ma Yuan's Viewing Plum Blossoms by Moonlight is a visual poem evoking a complex sense of time, place, and mood. The browns and blacks in t... more

Monk Reading a Sutra by Moonlight

Paintings of monks reading sutras by moonlight reflect the Chan, or Zen, emphasis on remaining forever mindful, even during daily activities, in order to achieve enlightenment. Here, an elderly cleric with scra... more

Flowering Plum in Moonlight and Snow

Liu Shiru (Chinese, active 1550–1600) Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Poem on Strolling in the Moonlight

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470–1559) Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Reading a Sutra by Moonlight

The Chinese monk Yinyuan Longqi (1592–1673), known in Japan as Ingen Ryōki, came to Japan in 1654, where he introduced a style of Chan, or Zen, Buddhism and spread Ming-dynasty culture. He built a temple called... more

Beauty of the Yoshiwara with Apprentice in Moonlight

Among the most splendid sights and sounds of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters was that of an elaborately dressed courtesan in procession with her entourage and the clattering cadence of their footsteps in high, ... more

Uji Bridge in the Moonlight

Attributed to Gantoku (Japanese, 1805–1859) Edo period (1615–1868)

Landscape in Moonlight

Kano Tan’yū brilliantly recasts landscape motifs taken from the traditional subject Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang Rivers. In an ethereal panoramic view, the artist balances unpainted void with painted form and ... more

Landscape in Moonlight

Kano Tan’yū brilliantly recasts landscape motifs taken from the traditional subject Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang Rivers. In an ethereal panoramic view, the artist balances unpainted void with painted form and ... more

Landscape in Moonlight

Kano Tan’yū brilliantly recasts landscape motifs taken from the traditional subject Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang Rivers. In an ethereal panoramic view, the artist balances unpainted void with painted form and ... more

Landscape by Moonlight

Anthonie Waterloo, a productive topographical draftsman, sketched the landscape in and around his native Utrecht. He also travelled west to Brussels and east to northern Germany, and as far as Gdańsk. This dra... more

Women Enjoying the Moonlight

Attributed to India

Plum Blossoms in Moonlight

Since the Song poet Lin Bu (967–1028) first celebrated the blossoming plums of his native Hangzhou (in Zhejiang province), plums have been a special subject for artists from that region. Tong Yu, from nearby Sh... more

Waves on Moonlight

An "oiran" stands in a house by the sea, trning to look thrugh the open "shoji" at the rippling waves while the seated woman fans the fire in a hibachi to make a teakettle boil. Above is an ode by Minamoto Shi... more

Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus Declaiming

Wright depicts a site that had long been a popular destination for visitors to Naples. Indeed he could reasonably expect that Londoners who viewed this painting at the Royal Academy in 1779 would recognize the ... more

Tintern Abbey by Moonlight

John "Warwick" Smith-whose sobriquet refers to his patron, George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick-made extensive tours of Wales between 1784 and 1806 and prepared a series of brightly colored, small-scale waterco... more

A Party of Merrymakers in a House in the Yoshiwara on a Moonlight Night

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753?–1806) Edo period (1615–1868)

Traveling by Moonlight

Kawabata Gyokushō (Japanese, 1842–1913) Meiji period (1868–1912)

Niagara Falls—Canadian Side by Moonlight

Pavel Petrovich Svinin (1787/88–1839)

Niagara Falls—Table Rock by Moonlight

Pavel Petrovich Svinin (1787/88–1839)

Virgil's Tomb with a View of the Bay of Naples in the Moonlight

Carl Georg Anton Graeb (German, Berlin 1816–1884 Berlin)

The River Elbe Downstream of Hamburg by Moonlight

Christian Ernst Morgenstern (German, Hamburg 1805–1867 Munich)

Autumn Grasses in Moonlight

In Japan, gazing at the moon and listening to the sounds of insects have long been tranquil ways to spend an autumn evening. Seen from a low vantage point, the full moon illuminates the unseen world in a tangle... more

Kadoebiyau chi azumaji

Print shows the courtesan Azumaji and a child looking into a small fish pond with full moon in the background.

The River Elbe in Moonlight

Johan Christian Dahl (Norwegian, Bergen 1788–1857 Dresden)

Moonlight on the Yodo River (Yodogawa), from the series Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Setsugekka)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Moonlight on the Yodo River (Yodogawa), from the series Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Setsugekka)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Moonlight View of Suihiro Bridge, Tempozan

Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868) Edo period (1615–1868)

View from the Citadel Ramparts in Copenhagen by Moonlight

This cabinet picture depicts a soldier and two sailors at the military citadel popularly known as Kastellet, which is situated to the north of Copenhagen’s old city. Rørbye’s teacher, Eckersberg, specialized in... more

Columbus / painted by J.M.W. Turner R.A. ; engraved for the Eclectic Museum by John Sartain.

Print shows an anxious Christopher Columbus standing on the deck of his ship at night, under a crescent moon, searching the horizon for any sign of land. There appear to be two figures in the dark clouds direct... more