The Fight on the Roof of the Hôryûkaku, from The Tale of Eight Dogs (Hakkenden no uchi Hôryûkaku)

「八犬伝之内芳流閣」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1836–37 (Tenpô 7–8)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri 2011, #50; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #20; Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #94-95; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #128; Suzuki 1992, #99; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T41, pl. 43

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 76.3 cm (14 1/2 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.3209.63-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 17.3209.63 (right), 17.3209.64 (center), 17.3209.65 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.39555a-c, 17.3209.63-5

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on center and left sheets only) 一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame (on left sheet only) 改印:極

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection