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Maker(s):Yashima Gakutei
Culture:Japanese (ca. 1786-1868)
Title:Three Chinese Excellents (Kan Sanketsu) from the series "A Set of Ten Famous Numerals for the Katsushika Circle" (Katsushikaren Meisū Jūban)
Date Made:ca. 1823
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper with metallic embellishments
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 8 in x 7 in ; 20.3 cm x 17.8 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1998.72
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Three Chinese heroes of the Early Han Dynasty, all prominent officials serving the first Han Emperor, Han Gaozu (Kan Kōso): Xiao He (Shōka), Zhang Liang (Chōryō), and Han Xin (Kanshin); portrayed outdoors, two standing and one sitting in a group of three. Poems by Bunseisha Koboshi and Okokukan Harutake.

figures; men; text; poetry; fans

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