Act I (Daijo), Act II (Nidanme), and Act III (Sandanme), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura)

「忠臣蔵 大序」 「忠臣蔵 二段目」 「忠臣蔵 三段目」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 239, sanchôgake #3 (individual designs not listed)

Dimensions

Three uncut sanchôgake designs on horizontal ôban sheet; 23.5 x 34.5 cm (9 1/4 x 13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.440

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The complete series of twelve designs on four uncut sheets: 53.440-3

Signed

Hiroshige ga (on each design)

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

Provenance

1953, sold by Warren E. Cox to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1953)

Credit Line

Asiatic Curator's Fund