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Shichi (Act 7)
  • Utagawa Kuniaki II
    1835–1888
    active: Japan
  • Shichi (Act 7), 1857, 4th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Kanadehon Chūshingura
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 220 x 343 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 5/8 x 13 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 220 x 344 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 13 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7735
Description

Three rōnin arrive. Yuranosuke and geishas to right, rōnin to left. Spies of shōgun observing Yuranosuke from adjoining terrace. Chūshingura margins.
Possibly made to commemorate the staging of the Chūshingura at the Ichiwatsuya theatre in Edo starting 11.5.1858.