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Act 4 (Yondanme), from the series "The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"

A work made of color woodblock print; oban.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; oban.

Date:

c. 1834/39

Artist:

Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重
Japanese, 1797-1858

About this artwork

Set in the provincial home of Lord Asano in Ako, this scene closely resembles Masayoshi’s version of this act, which is shown nearby. However, Hiroshige chose to depict a single scene from the act: Asano’s wife sits with attendant maids and Rikiya while arranging cherry blossoms. Arriving in the background are deputies, including Honzo, from the court to notify Lord Asano that he been condemned to commit seppuku as punishment for his knife attack in court on Lord Kira. This verdict was expected by Asano and his family.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Utagawa Hiroshige

Title

Act 4 (Yondanme), from the series "The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"

Date

1829–1844

Medium

Color woodblock print; oban

Dimensions

25.5 × 36.5 cm (10 1/16 × 14 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Frederick W. Gookin Collection

Reference Number

1939.1325

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