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Sumô Wrestler Tanikaze and Naniwaya Okita

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One print of a pair; the other depicts wrestler Onogawa and noted beauty Takashima Ohisa.

Signed

Shunchô ga 春潮画

Credit Line

Frederick L. Jack Fund

Japanese, Edo period, about 1794 (Kansei 6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1931), #28; the other print of the pair: TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1722; Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), pl. 17

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.6 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.1075

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints