Sumô Wrestlers Jinmaku (R), Tokiwayama, Chitosegawa (C), Kajigahama, and Musashigawa (L), with Official Shikimori Inosuke (R) and Announcer Yobidashi Eiji (L)

「式守伊之助」、「陣幕」   「常磐山」、「千年川」  「梶ヶ浜」、「武蔵川」、「呼出し栄次」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 3), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.1 x 76.5 cm (14 5/8 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45004a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Kuniteru ga (on right sheet), Ichiyôsai Kuniteru ga (on center and left sheets)
應需国輝画 一曜斎国輝画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Shige (?)
改印:寅十二改
彫師:彫工繁

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: January 19, 2005)

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