Sumô Match of Kabuki Play Titles (Kabuki kyôgen gedai sumô)

歌舞妓狂言外題大寄集 見立角力番付

Japanese
Edo period
1807 (Bunka 4), 11th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Izumiya Usaku (Japanese)


Dimensions

Upright diptych (one sheet cut in half); overall: 46.6 × 34.2 cm (18 3/8 × 13 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27612-3

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Upright diptych (one sheet cut in half): 11.27612-3
角力番付見立の見立番付1枚のうち、11.27613が上半分、11.27612が下半分に分割。
 「歌舞妓狂言外題大寄集」という題の歌舞伎外題の角力番付風見立番付の下半分。和泉屋卯作板。

Signed

Unsigned

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