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

「忠臣蔵 初段」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1800 (Kansei 12)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (Akôshi, 2014), list #2-177, photo p. 128; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #366.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 26.7 cm (15 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.6477

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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