Act IX (Kudanme), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura)
about 1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)
Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (2014), list #2-228, photo p. 137; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #380.9; the series: Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 120 (this design not illustrated)
Vertical ôban; 33 x 22.9 cm (13 x 9 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From a later edition without the poems or publisher’s mark.
No censor's seal
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection