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Image: Triumphant Return of the 47 Ronin across the Ryôgoku Bridge (Gishi Ryôgoku-bashi Hikitori no Dzu)

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Triumphant Return of the 47 Ronin across the Ryôgoku Bridge (Gishi Ryôgoku-bashi Hikitori no Dzu)

ca. 1827-1830
19th century

Kuniyoshi Utagawa, aka Igusa, Magosaburô, or Taroemon, Japanese, (1798–1861)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Color woodcut
Series: from series Chûshingura
Bibliography: B. W. Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982), triptych T15 (p. 169).
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1948
Accession Number: 1948.D2.223A-C

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  • bridges (built works) - Structures spanning and providing passage over waterways, topographic depressions, transportation routes, or similar circulation barriers. [September 1994 scope note added; related term added. March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'bridges'; alternate term changed, was 'bridge'.]
  • Chûshingura
  • Forty-seven Rônin - LC sh 85051010 (“o” in “Ronin” should have macron; to add here, instead of placeholder circumflex, when EmbARK supports Unicode)
  • literature (writings)
  • military
  • triptychs - Paintings or carvings consisting of or mounted on three attached panels, often hinged so that the outer wings fold over the central portion; a common form for altarpieces. Also used for other works having three related images side by side.
  • Ukiyo-e

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