Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Act One, Prologue
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Act One, Prologue, 1847–1853, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūshingura (Story of Forty-Seven Rōnin)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 153 x 208 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 x 8 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 172 x 226 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 8 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7455
Description

In front of the Tsurugaoka shrine, Tōri can be seen at left. Ashikaga Tadayoshi at left. Kono Moronao followed by Yasuchika Wakasamosuka at back. Lady Kaoyo at right. Sawtooth border.