Sumo Wrestlers Akitsushima and Onigadake Arguing, 1869

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Sumo Wrestlers Akitsushima and Onigadake Arguing, 1869 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sumo Wrestlers Akitsushima and Onigadake Arguing, 1869

Comments - Handsome kabuki scene of two sumo wrestlers arguing. At right, Onigadake Doemon angrily thrusts a zori sandal at his companion as he grimaces angrily. He wears a blue and gray patterned kimono with large blocks of writing on it, a white towel tied around his neck. At left, Nakamura Shikan Iv as Akitsushima Kuniemon frowns with lips tightly closed, his arms folded firmly across his chest. His kimono features wavy stripes in purple and white, worn over a pale blue under robe, his hair pulled back into a thick topknot. A purple and white rope adorned with zigzag paper shide strips hangs overhead against a deep blue background. Great, large expressive figures with fine line work in the hair.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 19" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. Slight soiling, folds at corners, a few small indents on faces. Please see photos for details.

Sumo Wrestlers Akitsushima and Onigadake Arguing, 1869 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Sumo Wrestlers Akitsushima and Onigadake Arguing, 1869 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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