The Night Attack in the Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura youchi no zu)
about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)
Kuniyoshi Project db (complete triptych); Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T13
Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.4 cm (14 9/16 x 10 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Center sheet of incomplete triptych; title on right sheet, mark of publisher Kagaya Kichiemon on left sheet.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi 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: January 19, 2005)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection