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Title:

Kanadehon Chûshingura Act eleven (part one)

Maker:

Hiroshige, Utagawa; designer; Japanese artist, 1797-1858

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

circa 1842 circa 1846

School/Style(s):

Japanese; Ukiyo-e

Period:

19th century

Description:

Colour print from woodblocks. Ôban. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Publisher's seal: Aritaya Shiba Shin (Aritaya Seiemon). Censor's seal: mura

Technique(s):

woodcut
colour printing

Acquisition:

given; 1913; Riches, Thomas Henry

Notes:

From the set of twelve prints each depicting a scene from one of the eleven acts of the popular Kabuki play, Kanadehon Chûshingura (Model for Kana Calligraphy: Treasury of the Forty Seven Loyal Retainers). This is the famous scene in the final act in which the rônin attack Moronao’s castle on a snowy winter’s night. They finally discover Moronao hiding in an outhouse used to store fuel. One of the rônin blows a whistle to signal the discovery. Yuranosuke offers the villain Enya’s dagger to commit suicide in the dignified samurai manner. Moronao pretends to agree and then attacks Yuranosuke who snatches back the dagger and kills him

Related Object:

P.3604-R; Kanadehon Chûshingura Act eleven (part two)

Accession:

Object Number: P.3603-R
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 182529; input: 2011-03-29; modified: 2012-12-04)

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Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/182529





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