Act VII (Shichidanme), from the series Perspective Pictures of the Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Uki-e Kanadehon Chûshingura)

「浮絵かな手本忠臣蔵 七段目」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814), Publisher Iwatoya Genpachi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.4 x 33.8 cm (9 3/16 x 13 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14736

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14730, 11.14736, 21.6911

Signed

(Tôto Utagawa Toyoharu zu, in right margin, cut off of this impression)

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