Fundraising Sumô Tournament

「売上ひいき勧進元」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Attributed to Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 25.3 x 37.3 cm (9 15/16 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1255

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably the center sheet of an incomplete triptych. Banner translated loosely, “Ticket sales make the tournament possible. Wishing for success.”

Signed

(this sheet unsigned)
無款

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 4 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥四改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock