Sumô Wrestlers Practicing

相撲の稽古

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.2 x 50.6 cm (14 5/8 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1256-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (center and left sheets of incomplete triptych): 00.1256 (right), 00.1257 (left)

The title was probably on the missing right sheet of the triptych.

Signed

Ippôsai Kuniaki ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
一鳳斎国明画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:寅三改
彫師:なし

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