Parody of Heroes of the Three Kingdoms (Eiyû mitate sangokushi): Sumô Wrestlers Inazuma Raigorô (R), Ônomatsu Midorinosuke (C), and Hidoshi Rikiya (L)
「英雄見立て三国志 稲妻雷五郎」 「英雄見立て三国志 阿武松緑之助」 「英雄見立て三国志 緋縅力弥」
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)
Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), pl. 40
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 76.1 cm (14 5/16 x 29 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
See 08.541.2a-c for a later print of the same subject in chûban size, with different wrestlers.
Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: kiwame
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection