Xuande (Gentoku) Crossing the Tan Gorge, from the series Heroes of the Popular Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Tsûzoku Sangokushi eiyû no ichinin)

「通俗三国志英雄之壹人」玄徳越壇渓

Japanese
Edo period
about 1836 (Tenpô 6)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #155; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S10.5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 26 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38106

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

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection