Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Act Two
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Act Two, 1847–1853, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūshingura (Story of Forty-Seven Rōnin)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 154 x 210 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/16 x 8 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 170 x 227 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 11/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7449
Description

In back Rikiya delivers message to his betrothed, Konami. In front Honzo has just chopped off a pine branch with his sword to demonstrate a point to the seated Wakasanosuke. Sawtooth border.