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Kanadehon Chushingura Act five: P.3199-R

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Current Location: In storage


Kanadehon Chushingura Act five
E-kyodai Chushingura
Sibling pictures of the Chushingura


Designer: Kunisada, Utagawa




Colour print from woodblocks. Oban. 1830s. Signed: Kochoro Kunisada ga. Publisher's seal: Kikakudo (Sanoya Kihei). Censor's seal: kiwame.
From the series E-kyodai Chushingura (Sibling pictures of the Chushingura) in which scenes from the Kabuki play, Kanadehon Chushingura (Model for Kana Calligraphy: Treasury of the Forty Seven Loyal Retainers) are compared to women engaged in everyday life. In the background of this print is the 'Yamazaki highway scene' (Yamazaki kaido) from Act five which takes place during a rainstorm. The robber Ono Sadakuro murders The old farmer Yoichibei, having arranged to sell his daughter Okaru to a Kyoto brothel in order to raise money for the impoverished Kampei to jion the ronin, is returning home with a purse full of gold when he is set upon by the robber Ono Sadakuro, who kills him and takes the money. The woman in the foreground, like Sadakuro, wears a black costume and carries an umbrella. Her purse is prominently shown.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (1999) by Unknown

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Components of the work

Sheet Height 372 mm Width 251 mm

Techniques used in production

Colour printing

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.3199-R
Primary reference Number: 96028
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 September 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 7 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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