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Arm-wrestling (Ude-zumô): Champion of the West, Naniwaya Okita of Asakusa (Nishi no kata, seki, Asakusa Naniwaya Kita) versus Champion of the East, Takashimaya Ohisa of Ryôgoku (Higashi no kata, seki, Ryôgoku Takashima Hisa)

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Actor Segawa Kikunojô serves as referee and judge.

Signed

Utamaro ga 歌麿画

Marks

No censor's seal

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Japanese, Edo period, about 1794 (Kansei 6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), fig. 6; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 235.4.2

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 22.6 x 33.3 cm (8 7/8 x 13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.564

Medium or Technique

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

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Asia

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Prints