Sumo Wrestlers Arguing, 1902

by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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Sumo Wrestlers Arguing, 1902 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sumo Wrestlers Arguing, 1902

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of two sumo wrestlers arguing. The man at lower left looks up with an angry grimace, his brows furrowed. At upper right, his fellow wrestler glares back at him as he clutches a pipe in one hand. The beauty in the center tries to intervene placing her hand on the sleeve of the man at right while watching the other fellow with a sober expression. The beauty at lower right seems alarmed. The verandah behind them overlooks a view of the evening sky framed by willow trees at left. Nicely detailed with burnishing on the black kimono and fine line work in the hair.

Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small loss at corner, repaired. Slight creasing and a few stains at edges. Please see photos for details.

Sumo Wrestlers Arguing, 1902 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Sumo Wrestlers Arguing, 1902 by Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)

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