Act XI (Jûichidanme), from the series The Chûshingura Drama Parodied by Famous Beauties: A Set of Twelve Prints (Kômei bijin mitate Chûshingura jûnimai tsuzuki)

「高名美人見たて忠臣蔵 十二枚つづき」 十一だんめ

Japanese
Edo period
about 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Ômiya Gonkurô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bell, Chushingura (2001), pl. 41; Asano and Clark 1995, #210-11; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #300.11; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 160.3.3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #214; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #120

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 25 cm (15 1/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6588

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete diptych.
Right sheet: 11.22152.

Signed

Motome ni ôjite Utamaro mizukara no engan o utsusu (By request Utamaro draws his own ravishing features)

Markings

No censor's seal
Collector's seal: Tadamasa
改印:なし

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 20, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #97; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection