Procession of Sumô Wrestlers for a Fund-raising Tournament (Kanjin ôzumô dohyô iri no zu)

「勧進大相撲土俵入之圖」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Maruya Tetsujirô (Enjudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 75.8 cm (14 3/4 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1320-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1320 (left), 00.1321 (right), 00.1322 (center)

MFA impressions: 00.1320-2, 11.24896-8

Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku hitsu (on right sheet), Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga (on center and left sheets)
一蕙斎芳幾筆 一蕙斎芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Koizumi Hori Kane (on right sheet), Hori Kane (on center and left sheets)
Artist's seal: Yoshiiku
改印:未七改
彫師:小泉彫兼、彫兼

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