Acts IV, V, VI, and VII, from the series Cut-out Pictures of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Harimaze Chûshingura)

「張交忠臣蔵」 「四段目」、「六段目」、「五段目」、「七段目」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 × 25.6 cm (14 7/16 × 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.815

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably the center sheet of an incomplete triptych, with 00.816 as the left sheet.

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouches
梅蝶楼国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰十一
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock