Lu Zhishen, the Tattooed Priest, Originally Named Lu Da (Kaoshô Rochishin shomei Rotatsu), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 花和尚魯知深初名魯達」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1827 (Bunsei 10)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #3; Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #6; Suzuki et al., Utagawa Kuniyoshi ten (1996), #22; Suzuki 1992, #80; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.39; Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 8

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.2383

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.30459, 64.2383

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