Parody of Heroes of the Three Kingdoms (Eiyû mitate sangokushi): Sumô Wrestler Koyanagi

英雄見立三国志 「小柳」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban

Accession Number

2009.4991.156

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 08.541.2a-c (complete), 2009.4991.156 (left sheet only)

See 11.39545a-c for an earlier print of the same subject in ôban size, with different wrestlers.

Signed

Hanmoto no konomi ni makasete Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga

板元好まかせて国貞改二代豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark

改印:田中
版元:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified