From the Eight Sheets of the 72 Earthly Stars (Chisatsusei shichijûniin, hachimai no uchi), Sheet 4 of 12 (Jûnimai no uchi yon), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Shuihuzhuan (Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin)

「水滸伝豪傑百八人 地煞星七十二員八枚之内 十二枚之内四」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2); first edition about 1830–31 (Tenpô 1–2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S3.4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

08.543.5

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark

改印:渡
彫師:なし
版元:なし

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 13, 2009)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection