Arm-wrestling (Ude-zumô): Champion of the West, Naniwaya Okita of Asakusa (Nishi no kata, seki, Asakusa Naniwaya Kita) versus Champion of the East, Takashimaya Ohisa of Ryôgoku (Higashi no kata, seki, Ryôgoku Takashima Hisa)

腕相撲 「西ノ方関 浅草難波屋きた 東ノ方関 両国高しまひさ」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1794 (Kansei 6)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), fig. 6; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 235.4.2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #372

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 22.6 x 33.3 cm (8 7/8 x 13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.564

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Actor Segawa Kikunojô serves as referee and judge.

Signed

Utamaro ga
歌麿画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Helen and Alice Colburn Fund