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

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Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

June 23, 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Sotheby's; 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 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bell, Chushingura (2001), pl. 33; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #300.3, and pl. 152; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 160.1.3; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #118

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.3 cm (14 13/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6538

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints