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

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From a later edition without the poems or publisher's mark. First edition published by Nishimuraya.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1801 (Kyôwa 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #380.1.2

Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 35.2 x 23.7 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6470

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints