Kawazu Saburô Sukeyasu (L) Wrestling Matano Gorô Kagehisa (C), with Ebina Genpachi Hirotsuna as Referee (R)

「海老名源八弘綱」 「股野五郎景久」 「河津三郎祐安」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1817 (Bunka 14)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), p. 8

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.6 x 77.7 cm (15 3/16 x 30 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26943-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.26943 (left), 11.26944 (right), 11.26945 (center)

MFA impressions: 11.26943-5 (complete), 11.29701 (right sheet only; deaccessioned in 2012)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
一雄斎国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection