Act III (Sandanme), from the series The Chûshingura Drama Parodied by Famous Beauties: A set of Twelve Prints (Kômei bijin mitate Chûshingura jûnimai tsuzuki)

「高名美人見たて忠臣蔵 三だんめ」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Ômiya Gonkurô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bell, Chushingura (2001), pl. 33; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #300.3, and pl. 152; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 160.1.3; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #118

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.3 cm (14 13/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6538

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

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

June 23, 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Sotheby's; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection