Sumô Wrestler Onogawa Kisaburô

「小の川」 (小野川喜三郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1790s
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 24.8 cm (15 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.1517

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Kisaburô became a yokozuna in 1789 and retired in 1797.

Signed

Shun'ei ga

春英画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

Provenance

1954, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach in memory of Charles Hovey Pepper