Cutout Figures of Sumô Wrestlers Abumatsu, Arauma, Mitsugaseki, and Referee (Gyôji) Kimura Shônosuke

「阿武松」、「荒馬」、「三ヶ関」、「行司木村庄之助」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kunitora (Japanese, active early 19th century)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 27.6 cm (14 9/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.30473

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunitora ga (at lower right)

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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: August 3, 1911)

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