The Night Attack in The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers: The Twenty-four Major Retainers and the Twenty-three Minor Retainers Assemble at Ryôgoku Bridge (Chûshingura youchi ôte no gishi nijûyonin karamete no gishi nijûsannin Ryôgoku-bashi ni kaigô zu)

「忠臣蔵夜討大手ノ義士廿四人搦手ノ義士廿三人弐国橋会合図」

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (2014), list #2-694, photo p. 191

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 76.6 cm (14 3/4 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40107a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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