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

「仮名手本忠臣蔵 八段目」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bell, Chushingura (2001), pl. 12; Hokusai: Bridging East and West (1998), #55; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #17.8; other prints in the series: TNM, Hokusai (2005), #s 167-170

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.6 x 37.9 cm (10 1/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10258

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17584 (Izumiya), 11.26608 (no publisher’s mark), 21.10258 (Izumiya)
From the second edition, published by Izumiya Ichibei, of a series first published by Tsuruya Kinsuke.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection