Act I (Shodan), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura)

「忠臣蔵 初段」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (Akôshi, 2014), list #2-220, photo p. 94; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #380.1.2

Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 35.2 x 23.7 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6470

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a later edition without the poems or publisher’s mark. First edition published by Nishimuraya.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection