Act IV (Yodanme), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer (Kanadehon Chûshingura)

「仮名手本忠臣蔵 四段目」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1806 (Bunka 3)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bell, Chushingura (2001), pl. 8; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #17.4; other prints in the series: TNM, Hokusai (2005), #s 167-170

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.1 x 38.3 cm (10 1/4 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17605

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17605, 11.26611 (both Izumiya)

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection