From the 4 Sheets of the 36 Heavenly Stars (Tenkôsei sanjûrokuin, yomai no uchi), Sheet 5 of 12 (Jûnimai no uchi go), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Shuihuzhuan (Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin)

「水滸伝豪傑百八人 天罡星三十六員四枚之内 十二枚之内五」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2); first edition about 1830–31
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S3.5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.4 cm (14 9/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2125

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 08.543.6, 11.2125
 青面獣楊志 小旋風柴進 美髯公朱? 両頭蛇觧珍 神行太保戴栄 挿翅虎雷横 九紋龍史進 双尾蝎解寳 花和尚魯智深

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
改印:渡
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection