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UTAGAWA KUNISADA: oban tate-e (36.8 x 25.5 cm. ea. approx.); Kanjin ozumo no zu "Illustration of kanjin sumo", a triptych of many sekitori surrounding the dohyo observing the match between Shiranui on the left and Hiraishi, signed Kochoro Kunisada ga and and published by Nishimuraya Yohachi, center panel, and Yamamotoya Heikichi; together with a single sheet from the series Tokaido gojusan tusgi "The fifty-three stations of the Tokaido", a collaborative series between Hiroshige, Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, here showing the wrestler Koyanagi ferried across the Okitsu river, two fans with the description of the scene above, signed Oju (by order) Toyokuni ga- good impressions and color, a few stains and creases, the second trimmed along edge (4)

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UTAGAWA KUNISADA: oban tate-e (36.8 x 25.5 cm. ea. approx.); Kanjin ozumo no zu "Illustration of kanjin sumo", a triptych of many sekitori surrounding the dohyo observing the match between Shiranui on the left and Hiraishi, signed Kochoro Kunisada ga and and published by Nishimuraya Yohachi, center panel, and Yamamotoya Heikichi; together with a single sheet from the series Tokaido gojusan tusgi "The fifty-three stations of the Tokaido", a collaborative series between Hiroshige, Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, here showing the wrestler Koyanagi ferried across the Okitsu river, two fans with the description of the scene above, signed Oju (by order) Toyokuni ga- good impressions and color, a few stains and creases, the second trimmed along edge (4)

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Sumo and Woodblock Print Masters, fig. 90 and pl. 51
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