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The Sumo Bout Between Kawazu Saburô and Matano Gorô

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Signed

Signed: Masatoshi Tô (carved by Masatoshi)

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

Japanese, Edo period to Meiji era, late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place

Nagoya, Japan

Catalogue Raisonné

163

Dimensions

11.2 x 7 x 3.7 cm (4 7/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.23729

Medium or Technique

Stained boxwood

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Netsuke