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Parody of Heroes of the Three Kingdoms (Eiyû mitate sangokushi): Sumô Wrestler Koyanagi

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Left sheet of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 08.541.2a-c (complete), 2009.4991.156 (left sheet only) See 11.39545a-c for an earlier print of the same subject in ôban size, with different wrestlers.

Signed

Hanmoto no konomi ni makasete Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga 板元好まかせて国貞改二代豊国画

Marks

Censor's seal: Tanaka

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Japanese, Edo period, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban

Accession Number

2009.4991.156

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints