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Li Kui, the Black Whirlwind, also called Iron Ox Li (Kokusenpû Riki, ichimei Ritetsugyû), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

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MFA impressions: 11.2189, 11.28844, 64.803

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

Japanese, Edo period, about 1827 (Bunsei 10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #111; Machida City Mus., Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten (2003), #I-151; Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #22; Suzuki 1992, #84; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.34

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.803

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints