Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: From the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan All Told (Tsūzoku Suikoden gōketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori - 通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個): Seishushosei Shōjō (聖手書生蕭讓) above Shinkōtaiho Taisō (神行太保戴宗)

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Dates: circa 1825,created
Dimensions: 9.75 in,29.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: woodblock print

Signed: Chōōro Kuniyoshi ga
Publisher: Kagaya Kichiebei (Marks 194 - seal 22-026?)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: British Museum; British Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;

Physical description:

These are illustrated as numbesr 53a & b in Klompmakers' book Of Brigands and Bravery: Kuniyoshi's Heroes of the Suikoden, p. 135.

Shinkōtaiho Taisō (Dai Zong) helping his comrade Seishushosei Shōjō (Xiao Rang), his sword suspended from his mouth, to descend a rope hanging from the castle wall. The corpse of one of the enemy dead trapped between Taisō and a pine tree. Complete diptychs and triptychs from this set are very scarce. See Robinson, The Warrior Prints, #25 and 58.