Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai: Onoe Kikugorō IV as Amakawaya's Wife Osono from The Treasury of Loyal RetainersArtist(s)Utagawa KunisadaArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1864Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
14 3/16 in x 9 7/8 in (36.1 cm x 25.1 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. James HayesSubject matter
Osono is a character in the Treasury of Loyal Retainers (Chūshingura).
Onoe Kikugorō IV was active from 1831 until 1860, just prior to his death. He was a member of the Onoe line of kabuki actors. The Onoe line is one of the oldest lines of actors, with more than 250 years of history.Physical Description
This is an image of a woman. She wears a black hood over a purple robe. Her hands are hidden in her sleeves. Next to her, the side of a building is visible. A white box above her head holds lines of calligraphy. The background is otherwise black.
Inscriptions; Seichū gishi den no uchi; Toyokuni hitsu, 79 sai (Artist's signature); Dai (Publisher's seal); Ne 10, aratame (Censors' seal)Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaAsianRights
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women (female humans)