Requires Photography

Connoisseurs of Color Woodblock Prints in Tokyo in the Form of a Sumô Program (Tôto nishiki-e sûkisha banzuke)

「東都錦絵数奇者 」

Japanese
Taishô era
1920 (Taishô 9)


Dimensions

50.6 x 37.5 cm (19 15/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2012.561

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumiuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Calligrapher: Hissha Usekisai Shujin, blockcutter: Horikô Kishibe Yôdô tô
筆者 雨石斎主人、 彫工 岸部要堂刀

Provenance

2012, accessioned by the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: October 19, 2012)

NOTES:
[1] Found with hand-written translation and envelope addressed to W . L. Keane, from Yamanaka Kyoto, dated 1939. This print is possibly from the Spaulding brothers, William and John, since Keane was their first dealer.

Credit Line

Source unidentified