Sheet 1 of 12 (Jûnimai no uchi ichi), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Shuihuzhuan (Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin)

「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人 天罡星 三十六員 四枚内」 「十二枚内 一」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #125 (first edition); Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S3.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

08.543.2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 08.543.2 (Daikokuya edition), 11.1961 (Ibaya edition)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark

改印:渡
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