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The Eleventh Act, Night Attack; the Sixth Scene, the Scene of Burning Incense

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Ando Hiroshige (aka Hiroshige), Japanese, (1797–1858)
The Eleventh Act, Night Attack; the Sixth Scene, the Scene of Burning Incense, 1849-1850
Ink on Paper
8 3/8 in. x 13 1/8 in. (212.73 mm x 333.38 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 97.1.28


Alternate Title: Chushingura: Youchi roku shokoba
Full Title: The Treasury of Loyal Retainers: The Eleventh Act, Night Attack; the Sixth Scene

Marks
Japanese text on the right edge of print, lower. On mat in pencil: 97.1.28 Hiroshige.

Medium
Nishiki-e, horizontal oban; colored ink on paper.

Object Description
Color woodblock print with an image of a large number of soldiers following a path in formation. Act XI, Scene 6 shows the 47 Ronin entering the gates of Sengakuji, the temple where their lord is buried. They will be received by an abbot, and then each will proceed to burn incense in turn as the priests of the monastery read prayers.

Publisher
Izumi-ya Ichibei.

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