Hayakawa Ayunosuke, from the series Eight Hundred Heroes of the Japanese Shuihuzhuan (Honchô Suikoden gôyû happyakunin no hitori)

「本朝水滸伝剛勇八百人一個 早川鮎之助」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #6; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #14; Machida City Mus., Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten (2003), #I-162; Klompmaker, Of Brigands & Bravery (1998), fig. 28; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S4a.2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.848

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Kobe City Museum, Japan, June 18, 2016 – August 28, 2016

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16460 (Ibaya edition), 64.848 (Kagaya edition)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

Provenance

1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik