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Comical Sumô Wrestling Match between the Wind God and a Guardian King (Dôke Niô fûjin no sumô)

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Unidentified publisher's mark.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi giga 一勇斎国芳戯画

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: January 19, 2005) 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, about 1841 (Tenpô 12)

Catalogue Raisonné

Inagaki and Isao, Kuniyoshi no kyôga (1991), #170

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban

Accession Number

11.36746

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints