Act I, from the series The Loyalty of the Faithful Retainers (Chûkô gishin den)

「忠孝義臣伝」 大序

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Kogaya Katsugorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (2014), list #2-698, photo p. 192

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych

Accession Number

2009.4991.162a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisada aratame Nidaime Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kunisada aratame Toyokuni ga (on center sheet), Toyokuni ga (on left sheet); Monjin Kunimasa ga (in background of right sheet)

国貞改二代目豊国画、門人国政画 国貞改豊国画 豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:吉村
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified