The Eleven Acts of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer (Kanadehon Chûshingura jûichidan tsuzuki)

「仮名手本忠臣蔵十一段続」

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 74.9 cm (14 11/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.1035a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Based on an anonymous triptych attributed to Toyokuni I; see Bell, Chushingura (2001), pl. 18, and Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pl. 120.
For another, unsigned version attributed to Kunisada, see 11.39429 (right sheet only).

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅十一
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock