Wrestling Match between Kawazu Saburô Sukeyasu and Matano Gorô Kagehisa

河津三郎祐安と海老名源八弘綱の相撲取り

Japanese
Edo period
about 1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T141

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 74.2 cm (14 1/2 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41075a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.41075a-c (Ebisuya edition), 17.3209.45-7 (Miyakozawa edition)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on right and left sheets), Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga (on center sheet)

一勇斎国芳画 朝櫻楼国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜
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