Act I (Shodan), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers in Eleven Sheets (Chûshingura jûichimai tsuzuki)

「忠臣蔵十一枚続 初段」

Japanese
Edo period
late 1770s
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #424 and pl. 89

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.1 x 19.5 cm (10 1/4 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1511

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shunshô ga

春章画

Provenance

1954, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach in memory of Charles Hovey Pepper