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The Night Attack, Part 2: Breaking In (Youchi ni, rannyu), from the series "The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"

A work made of color woodblock print; oban.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; oban.

Date:

c. 1834/39

Artist:

Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重
Japanese, 1797-1858

About this artwork

Here, the ronin break into Kira’s mansion using bamboo poles to pry open the framework around closed shutters. Each ronin wears a black tunic with a white, dog’s tooth border closely resembling the ronin dress in Masayoshi’s final act, also shown nearby. This dress (or uniform) became the standard in almost all of the later ukiyo-e depictions of ronin in a Chûshingura story.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Utagawa Hiroshige

Title

The Night Attack, Part 2: Breaking In (Youchi ni, rannyu), from the series "The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality)

Date

1829–1844

Medium

Color woodblock print; oban

Dimensions

24.8 × 37.3 cm (9 3/4 × 14 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Frederick W. Gookin Collection

Reference Number

1939.1335

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