Sumô Wrestlers Banjaku and Narutaki

力士 「磐石」、「鳴滝」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1797
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), fig. 55a

Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 32.4 x 22.3 cm (12 3/4 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.1518

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Narutaki (left) uses the Kawazu hold to throw Banjaku (right).

Signed

Shun'ei ga
春英画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

1954, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach in memory of Charles Hovey Pepper