Act III (Sandanme), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura)

「忠臣蔵 三段目」

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 #2-222, photo p. 136; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #380.3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 23.7 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6472

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.

MFA impressions: 06.596, 21.6472

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