The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, Act X (Chûshingura jûdanme): Actors Sawamura Chôjûrô V as both the Apprentice (Detchi) Igo and Ôboshi Yuranosuke (R), Ichikawa Kuzô II as Amakawaya Gihei (C), and Onoe Baikô IV as Osono (L)

「忠臣蔵 十段目」 「でつち伊吾」・「大星由良之助」五代目沢村長十郎  「天川屋義平」二代目市川九蔵  「おその」四代目尾上梅幸

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (Akôshi, 2014), list #1-655 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 74.8 cm (14 1/2 x 29 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38484a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
 中村

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
彫師:なし

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