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Title:

Kanadehon Chûshingura Act eleven (part two)

Maker:

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

Category:

print

Name:

print

School/Style(s):

Japanese; Ukiyo-e

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). It is the early morning after the attack on the castle and the forty seven rônin, led by Yuranosuke and Rikiya, carry Moronao’s severed head in a casket to the tomb of their lord Enya at the temple of Sengakuji. In the boat three other rônin have another casket ready to take the head by water, as it is likely that the party on the road will be attacked by Moronao’s retainers. Their mission complete, the rônin waited one year before the government gave the order that they should commit seppuku for the murder of Moronao. They were buried in a ring round their master. Incense is still burnt and fresh flowers placed on their graves.

Related Object:

P.3603-R; Kanadehon Chûshingura Act eleven (part one)

Accession:

Object Number: P.3604-R
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 182530; input: 2011-03-29; modified: 2012-05-17)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/182530