Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

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"Story of Loyal, Prominent and Faithful Samurai" 
- Chūyū gishin roku, 忠雄義臣録 -
"Biographies of loyal and valour retainers"
- Chuyu gishin-den. Maki no ni -
by Kunisada I
and a very similar series by Kunisada II

 

last updated:

new pictures: 03/01/05

 

new information: 02/15/16

 

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OVERVIEW

Two very similar Kunisada Chushingura series, both designed around 1847/1850. 
From act 09 and act 06 three designs are existing, this will indicate that a third series is existing.
Kunisada´s ability to design landscapes is here clearly shown: some scenes of the story of the 47 Ronin were placed in nice landscapes.

Also shown is a Chushingura series from Kunisada II with similar design and also datable around 1847/50.

Many thanks to William Pearl who sent better images for the Kunisada I series and new images for the  Kunisada II series.  

series by Kunisada I:
 
act 1 act 2
 
act 3 act 4
   
act 5 act 6
 
act 7 act 8
   
act 9 act 10
 
act 11 act 12
series by Kunisada II:
 
     

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Kunisada I

Story of Loyal, Prominent and Faithful Samurai Biographies of loyal and valour retainers
act 1
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: N2

act 1
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: William Pearl

 
act 2
signature: Kunisada toneri Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: N1

act 2
signature:  Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: N15

act 3
signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: N2

act 3
signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: William Pearl

 
act 4
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: N2

act 4
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: William Pearl

act 5
signature: Kunisada toneri Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: N2

act 5
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: William Pearl

 
act 6
signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: N2

act 6
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: William Pearl

 
act 6
signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: Bernhard Brinker

 
act 7
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: N2

act 7
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: William Pearl

 
act 8
signature: Kunisada toneri Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: N2

act 8
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: William Pearl  

act 9
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: N2

act 9
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: William Pearl

 
act 9
signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: N4

 
 
act 10
signature: Kunisada toneri Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: N43

act 10
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: William Pearl

 
act 11
signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: N1

act 11
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: William Pearl

act 12
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref.: William Pearl

act 12
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni hitsu

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Yamadaya Shōjirō
ref.: N1

Kunisada II

act 02
signature: Ichiyōsai Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: William Pearl

act 03
signature: Ichiyōsai Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: William Pearl

act 04
signature: Ichiyōsai Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: N54

act 05
signature: Ichiyōsai Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: N54

act 06
signature: Ichiyōsai Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: N54

act 06 from a second series
signature: Utagawa Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: William Pearl

act 07
signature: Ichiyōsai Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: N54

act 08
signature: Ichiyōsai Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: William Pearl

act 09
signature: Ichiyōsai Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: N54

act 10
signature: Ichiyōsai Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: N54

act 11
signature: Ichiyōsai Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: N54

act 12
signature: Ichiyōsai Kunisada ga

size: ōban
censor seal: ?
date: ca. 1847
publisher: ?
ref.: N54

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