Parody of Zhu Wu, the Divine Strategist (Shinkigunshi Shubu no mitate): Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya, from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)
「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 神機軍師朱武の見立 扇屋内 花扇」
Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.6 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The series title and its cartouche are copied directly from the famous series by Kuniyoshi. Here, courtesans imitate the Chinese heroes.
Ippôsai Kuniyasu ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection