Sumô Wrestlers Kagamiiwa Hamanosuke and Koyanagi Tsunekichi, with Judge Sakaigawa Namiemon (R) and Referee (Gyôji) Shikimori Kiichirô (L)

「境川浪右衛門」、「鏡岩浜之助」  「小柳常吉」、「行司式守鬼一郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Musashiya Isaburô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 73 cm (14 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36501a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
彫師:なし

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