Act I (Shodan), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura)
about 1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)
Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (Akôshi, 2014), list #2-220, photo p. 94; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #380.1.2
Vertical aiban; 35.2 x 23.7 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From a later edition without the poems or publisher’s mark. First edition published by Nishimuraya.
No censor's seal
Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection