- Museum number
- Series: Tsuzoku Suikoden Goketsu Hyakuhachi-nin no Hitori (108 Heroes of 'The Water Margin' in Popular Translation)
Woodblock print.Classical literature. History, myth and legend. Chitasei Goyo in dragon-patterned robes standing beside astronomical equipment.
- Production date
- 1827 (circa)
- Curator's comments
- Wearing the dragon-robes of a Chinese official and with a sextant and celestial globe at his side, Chitasei Goyo (C: Wu Yong, the 'Wise Star') is one of the bandit heroes of the popular Chinese novel 'Tales of the Water Margin' (C: Shuihu zhuan, J: Suikoden). He was exceptionally wise and was entrusted with the military strategy of the gang. However, it may also double as a portrait of the Jesuit Ferdinand Verbiest, who taught Western mathematics and astronomy in China in the 1660s. (Label copy, TTC 2000)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 24 Mar-26 Jun, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan Time'
- Acquisition date
- Registration number