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Utagawa Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III), Japanese, (1786–1864)
Ichikawa Danjuro IX Hauling Stones from Chushingura, 1864
Ink on Paper
13 3/4 in. x 9 3/8 in. (349.25 mm x 238.13 mm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.136

Alternate Title: Seichu gishi den: Uma mawari

Text box with Japanese text printed in the upper left area in image. Artist's seal: Toshidama. Signed: Shichijukyusai Toyokuni hitsu. Censor's seal: Aratame, and date seal (Ne-shi) on single seal. Carver: Onoda hori Naga.

Colored ink on paper; oban woodblock print.

Object Description
Edo period color woodblock print with an image of an actor dressed as a samurai. Danjuro IX (1839-1903) was one of the leading actors of the late 19th century and noted for his heroic roles. In a scene from the ever popular Chushingura, one of the 47 ronin disguises himself as a laborer, waiting for the right moment to resume his samurai duties to avenge the insult to his master.

Horinoya Tasuke.

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