Sumô Match, Presented by the Matsuganeya: Shinaori as the Referee (Gyôji), Nashikigi as Nuregami, and [illegible] as Hanaregoma, from the series Niwaka Festival Skits by the Geisha of the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô geiko Niwaka kyôgen zukushi)

「青楼芸子俄狂言尽」 「松かね屋内 行事 しなおり ぬれかみ にし木々 はなれこま 」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1776–81 (An'ei 5–Tenmei 1)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley 2003, p. 212, #L-1-6

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.3 x 19 cm (9 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19572

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Koryû ga
湖竜画

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