Sumô Wrestlers Shiranui (R) and Kimenzan (L), Referee Shikimori Inosuke (R), and Judge Tamagaki (L)

「式守伊之助」  「不知火」、「鬼面山」  「玉垣」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Tetsujirô (Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.2 x 76.6 cm (15 1/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.920, 00.956, 00.1469

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.920 (left), 00.956 (right), 00.1469 (center)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and left sheets only)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 12
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳十二
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