Act XI of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers: The Rônin Assemble at Ryôgoku Bridge (Chûshingura jûichidanme Ryôgoku-bashi sei-soroi zu)

「忠臣蔵十一段目両国橋勢揃図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–13)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Suzuki 1992, #93; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T14

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 71.1 cm (14 1/8 x 28 in.)

Accession Number

11.38204a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Mark of publisher Kagaya Kichiemon at far left edge, cut off of this impression.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

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: January 19, 2005)

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