Act I (Daijo), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura)

「忠臣蔵 大序」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–39 (Tenpô 6–10)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #50.01; Tanba 1965, #428

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 20.9 x 33.3 cm (8 3/16 x 13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.1647

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1647, 21.9373

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection