Sumo Capturing Thieves, 1876

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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Sumo Capturing Thieves, 1876 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sumo Capturing Thieves, 1876

Comments - Intriguing scene of sumo wrestlers fighting with bandits. In the center, a wrestler in a green floral kimono grabs one man in a headlock under his arm, while raising his fist to strike another opponent. At right, a sumo engages in a close swordfight with a fellow wearing a white vest with a giant snake on it. At left, a wrestler lifts a heavy wooden beam above his shoulder, ready to dash it down on the attackers. At right a group of policemen approach, with an officer on horseback thrusting his sword ahead to urge the men forward. Beyond the bridge at right, flags fly from a tall tower, signaling the weather condition's for the day's sumo matches. A lively design filled with action, nicely detailed with expressive figures and a handsome setting.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Horizontal folds. A few small repairs and creases.

Sumo Capturing Thieves, 1876 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Sumo Capturing Thieves, 1876 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)