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A Chushingura Parody

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

Date:

c. 1787

Artist:

Utagawa Toyokuni I 初代 歌川 豊国
Japanese, 1769–1825

About this artwork

In this version of the parody based on Act VII, a young man stands on the veranda reading a long love letter. A young woman, seated on the ground outside a fence, also reads the letter and is apparently greatly amused by its contents. Another young woman seated on a balcony looks down on the scene. It is thought that the artist designed this print at the age of eighteen.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Utagawa Toyokuni I

Title

A Chushingura Parody

Origin

Japan

Date

1782–1792

Medium

Color woodblock print; hashira-e (pillar print)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.2867

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