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Act Four
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Act Four, 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 210 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 x 8 1/4 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
  • 1928.7456
Description

Yuranosuke addresses the Rōnin in front of Enya's mansion. He shows the dagger with which Enya Hangan has committed seppuku and tells them to avenge his death with this weapon. Sawtooth border.