Wood: Lu Zhishen (Ki, Rochishin), from the series Suikoden and the Five Elements (Suiko gogyô)

「水滸五行 木 魯智深」

Japanese
Edo period
early 1830s
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

King and Iwakiri, Japanese Warrior Prints (2007), #115 (orig. and copies); McKee, Japanese Poetry Prints (Schoff Coll. cat., 2006), #57; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #55; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #248

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.2 x 17.8 cm (8 3/8 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

21.9283

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20591, 21.9283

Spring kyôka surimono for the Hanazono Group.
Poem translated in King and Iwakiri, Japanese Warrior Prints (2007), p. 214; McKee 2006, p. 161; and Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 201.

Inscription

Poem by Ryûtoen Baikai: Kaoshô ga/ hikinuku ude no/ kobu yanagi/ kaze no chikara mo/ oyobazarikeri
花和尚か 引ぬく腕の 瘤柳 風のちからも 及ハさりけり  竜都園梅海

Signed

Go Hokkei
呉北渓

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection