Sumo Wrestler Chokichi, 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Sumo Wrestler Chokichi, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sumo Wrestler Chokichi, 1852

Comments - Handsome kabuki portrait of the sumo wrestler Chokichi looking through a doorway with a worried grimace. Chokichi becomes incensed when he learns that his rival Chogoro purposely lost a match to him in order with favor with a patron. He wears a brown kimono with a painterly design of horses over a red tie-dyed under robe, his hair pulled back into a thick topknot, a sword at his side. A nice large expressive figure, with fine line work in the hair and burnishing on the black kimono collar and trim.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 7/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal wrinkles. A couple losses, repaired. Slight creasing. Please see photos for details.

Sumo Wrestler Chokichi, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Sumo Wrestler Chokichi, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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