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scene from the play Chūshingura
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • scene from the play Chūshingura, 1857, 10th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūshingura
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Fina C. Ott
  • Not on display
  • 1979.0166.a,b

Stage scene with kneeling man on the right side, raising a folding fan in his right hand. There is another man, standing on the left side, reaching for his sword. There is a panel with a tree drawing on either side of the background. In the center background is a landscape scene.