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Complete View of the Fund-raising Sumô Tournament (Kanjin ôzumô kôgyô no zenzu)

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Triptych: 11.15915 (left), 11.15916 (center), 11.15917 (right)


Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on center and left sheets) 国貞画 香蝶楼国貞画


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, 1829 (Bunsei 12), 2nd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), pp. 6-7


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 75.6 cm (14 3/8 x 29 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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