Ruan Xiao'er, the Immovable Year Star (Ryûchitaisai Genshôji), 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内 立地太歳阮小二」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–47 (Kôka 2-4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 259; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S47.17, photo p. 136

Dimensions

Vertical chûban

Accession Number

08.543.14

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: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark
改印:田中
彫師: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