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Parody of Heroes of the Three Kingdoms (Eiyû mitate sangokushi): Sumô Wrestlers Tsurugiyama (R), Hidenoyama (C), and Koyanagi (L)

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MFA impressions: 08.541.2a-c, 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

Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Hanmoto no konomi ni makasete Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on center and left sheets) 国貞改二代豊国画

Marks

Artist's seal: toshidama Censor's seal: Tanaka

Provenance

By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

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

Dimensions

Vertical chûban triptych

Accession Number

08.541.2a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints