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(Scene from Act 11 of play, The Night Attack)
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • (Scene from Act 11 of play, The Night Attack), 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūshingura (Story of Forty-Seven Rōnin)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 178 x 275 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 x 10 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 182 x 280 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/8 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1687

Fight scenes between the Rōnin and Moronao's men at Moronao's mansion. In front a swordscene; background center, a rōnin is seemingly about to be killed, but archers on rooftop at TRC have aim on him.