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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Culture:Japanese (1786-1864)
Title:Scene from the Chushingura [Record of the Loyal Retainers]
Type:Print
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 22.225 cm x 17.145 cm; 8 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kunisada ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Chushingura [ill.] [ill.] mei]' SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kiwame]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hayashi].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.60.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
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Description:
A vertical print showing two samurao. One standing outside and has his sword pulled, ready to fight, and the other sits inside. A pine tree to the left.

Tags:
Ukiyo-e; samurai; swords; kabuki; puppets

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