Parody of Heroes of the Three Kingdoms (Eiyû mitate sangokushi): Sumô Wrestlers Tsurugiyama (R), Hidenoyama (C), and Koyanagi (L)

「英雄見立三国志」「剣山」 「秀の山」 「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 triptych; 25.3 x 54.5 cm (9 15/16 x 21 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

08.541.2a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 08.541.2a-c, 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

Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Hanmoto no konomi ni makasete Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on center and left sheets)

国貞改二代豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: toshidama

改印:田中
彫師:なし

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection