The Fearlessness of Major General Tachimi (Tachimi shôshô gôtan no zu)

「立見少尉豪膽之圖」

Japanese
Meiji era
1895 (Meiji 28)
Artist Mizuno Toshikata (Japanese, 1866–1908), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 273

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 71 cm (14 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.437a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The title inscription continues: Advancing, he takes a stronghold by storm. Retreating, he takes care of his soldiers. Brave general of the Sakunei branch. Be it a village with bright blossoms or be it a hazy moonlit night, he sleeps peacefully under a pine tree, taking his own life lightly. (Susumite kenjô o nuki shirizokite hei o busu. Sakunei shitai shôgun no ei. Seisei-taru hanazato oboro no tsuki. Shizuka ni shoka ni nemurite isshin o karon zu.)

MFA impressions: 11.39163a-c, 2000.437a-c, RES.23.297-9

Signed

Ôju Toshikata e

応需年方絵

Markings

Artist's seal: Toshikata

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection