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Asian Art
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1798–1861

The Loyal League of Forty-seven Ronin (Chūshingura), Act XI: The Night Attack

ca. 1830–35

Ukiyo-e: polychrome woodblock print

Gift of J. Watson Webb, B.A. 1907, and Electra Havemeyer Webb
1942.71
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Provenance: 

James Watson Webb (1884–1960) and Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–960) Collection, Burlington, VT; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1942

Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Edo Culture in Japanese prints, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1972), 44, no. 3.

Basil William Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1982), fig. S95a.1.

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