Parody of Act VII of "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"

A work made of color woodblock print; hashira-e.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; hashira-e.

Date:

c. 1768/69

Artist:

Suzuki Harunobu 鈴木 春信
Japanese, 1725 (?)-1770

About this artwork

In this parody of Act VII, the artist presents only two players: the courtesan reading the letter by means of a mirror, and a young samurai in Kuranosuke’s place who reads a short letter on a small roll by the light of a hanging lantern.

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Artist

Suzuki Harunobu

Title

Parody of Act VII of "The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"

Origin

Japan

Date

1763–1770

Medium

Color woodblock print; hashira-e

Dimensions

25 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.2759

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