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The Sumo Wrestler Onigatake Toemon


Utagawa Kunisada


c. 1850

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
The Sumo Wrestler Onigatake Toemon, Utagawa Kunisada
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Medium: Prints | Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Size: 13 5/16 x 9 1/8 in. (33.8 x 23.2 cm) (image)13 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. (35.3 x 24.2 cm) (sheet)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Asia, Japan
Style: 19th century, Edo period
Inscriptions: poem admiring the wrestler by Go-dai Hagino Toyokuni ga Gengyo sei(produced by Gengyo) and seal on upper leftPossibly, the other ukiyo-e artist Miyagi Gengyo(1817-1880) was somehow involved with this production, or this Gengyo could be somebody else such as a publiher, although no publisher are known of this
Physical Description: nishiki-e, sumo_-efrowning man with eyes nearly crossed, wearing black and brown plaid and green striped garments; mounted on a thin sheet of paper which is mounted on a board
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Arthur and Jane Pejsa
Accession Number: 99.186
Artist: Kunisada Utagawa, Japanese, 1786 - 1865
Role: Artist
Nationality: Japanese
Life Dates: Japanese, 1786 - 1865
Added to Site: February 28, 2009