Act XI, the Night Attack (Jûichidanme, Youchi), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer (Kanadehon Chûshingura)

「仮名手本忠臣蔵 十一段目 ようち」

Edo period
about 1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #18.12 (or 18.11); the series: Lane, Hokusai Life and Work (1989), Appendix II, list #50


Vertical chûban; 22.7 x 17.5 cm (8 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Complete set of twelve prints by Hokusai, published by Iseya Rihei in about 1801: 11.19926-30, 11.20422-4, 11.20446, 11.20452, 11.20454, 11.20456
Complete set of drawings loosely based on the prints (compositions are similar, but poses of figures are often different): RES.63.36-47


Hokusai ga


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)

[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