Yokozuna Grand Champion Sumô Wrestler Hidenoyama Raigorô Entering the Ring(Hidenoyama Raigorô Yokozuna dohyôiri no zu)

「秀ノ山雷五郎横綱土俵入之圖」

Japanese
Edo period
1844–47 (Tenpô 15–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 23.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39006

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga
香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mera
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良
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