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Jitsuroku chushingura
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Jitsuroku chushingura

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Description Hangan pulls out his sword in a flash of anger, taunted by Moronao's insults towards his wife. Moronao had purposefully provoked Hangan's anger. He felt safe within the palace precincts, where fighting is a capital offence. Although he only wounds Moronao on the brow, Hangan is ordered to commit ritual suicide for causing a disturbance in the palace.
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1991, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr., 1991

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ca. 1860-1880 (Meiji)
mulberry paper, pigments
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