The Conclusion of Chûshingura: The Loyal Retainers Return in Triumph at Dawn

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Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (2014), list #2-1275, photo p. 229 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.1 × 51.8 cm (15 × 20 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.1432-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 00.1432 (left), 00.1433 (right)

Signed

Sadahide ga (on each sheet)
貞秀画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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