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Act II, Comparison Print
  • Utagawa Toyokuni I
    1769–1825
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Act II, Comparison Print, 1812, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūshingura (Story of Forty-Seven Rōnin)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 376 x 252 mm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 3/4 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1997.0020
Description

Two figures stand against a neutral background, vertical composition. Planter box in background, center left. Top left, a small circular inset with two figures mirrors the larger composition. Text inside of inset, at upper left, center right, and two seals at bottom right.