Zhao Yun of Shu, Marquis Shunping (Shoku Junsei kô Chôun), from the series Tales of the Floating World in Eastern Brocade (Azuma nishiki ukiyo kôdan, glossed Azuma no hana ukiyo kôdan)

「東錦浮世稿談(あずまのはなうきよこうだん) 伊東潮花」 「蜀順正侯趙雲」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3)
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Yamashiroya Jinbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25.3 cm (14 3/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37768

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Zhao Yun (died 229) was a Chinese general who appears in the great historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Text by Kanagaki Robun.

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga
一魁斎芳年画

Markings

No censor's seal
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Hatsu ?
改印:なし
彫師:彫工初

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