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Gentoku, Kan'u and Chōhi (Liu Pei, Guanyu and Zhang Fei; Three Chinese Heroes of Later Han Dynasty)
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    1760–1849
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Gentoku, Kan'u and Chōhi (Liu Pei, Guanyu and Zhang Fei; Three Chinese Heroes of Later Han Dynasty), 1821, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1396
Description
Literature

Three men (Chinese Heroes of Later Han Dynasty) wearing colorful kimonos. The man on the left has a long beard. He wears a predominately green with gold accent kimono and holds a long pole with a metal tip in his right hand. The man in the middle wears predominantly pink and beige and a square hat. He holds a scroll in both hands. The man on the right wears predominately blue and white and holds a weapon similar to the man on the left, but pointing down. All figures have salmon accented clothing and striped shoes. Poem by Soramitsuya Tadagaki Maeda.