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Act Ten: Gihei’s loyalty is tested by the Rōnin disguised as police officers
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Act Ten: Gihei’s loyalty is tested by the Rōnin disguised as police officers, 1843–1847, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūshingura (Story of Forty-Seven Rōnin)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 151 x 219 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 15/16 x 8 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 182 x 243 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/8 x 9 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7432
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Gihei, merchant of Sakai is surrounded and interrogated by police, who are actually disguised Rōnin there to test Gihei's loyalty. Chūshingura borders.