Zhang Fei at Changban Bridge Glowers at the Enemy Force of One Million (Chôhi Chôhankyô hyakumanzei niramikaesu), from the series Illustrated Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sangokushi zue no uchi)

「三国志図会内 張飛長坂橋百万勢睨返」

Japanese
Meiji era
1884 (Meiji 17)
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Komiyama Shôhei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #42; Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-243

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.6 x 76.1 cm (14 7/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16289-91

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.16289 (right), 11.16290 (center), 11.16291 (left)

Signed

Ôju Yoshitoshi ga (on right sheet)

応需芳年画

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: August 3, 1911)

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