No. 1, Liu Bei (Sono ichi, Ryûbi), from the series Three Heroes of the State of Shu (Shoku sanketsu)

「蜀三傑 其一 劉備」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #77

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.4 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.1931

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem by Goryûen Ichindo: Kuchi akashi/ kotaen mono ga/ hana
sakite/ ryûshi no ten no/ yoeru momozono

くちあかし こたえんものか 花咲く 劉氏の天の 酔える桃園

Signed

Gakutei Sadaoka byô (signature rubbed off)

Markings

Printer's seal: Shiba Konori

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds