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UTAGAWA KUNISADA: oban tate-e (37.7 x 25.7 cm. ea. approx.); a triptych of three wrestlers enjoying themselves under the cherry blossoms, Onomatsu Ryonosuke holding a glass of wine before a large table laden with food, Hiodoshi Rikiya and Inazuma Raigoro, representing the three great Chinese generals Gentoku, Kwanyu and Chohi, each sheet titled to the right of the wrestler's name Eiyu mitate sangokushi "Parody of heroes of 'the Three Kingdoms'", signed Kochoro Kunisada ga and published by Joshuya Kinzo- good impression, slightly faded, trimmed bottom edge and creased toward one side edge (3)

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UTAGAWA KUNISADA: oban tate-e (37.7 x 25.7 cm. ea. approx.); a triptych of three wrestlers enjoying themselves under the cherry blossoms, Onomatsu Ryonosuke holding a glass of wine before a large table laden with food, Hiodoshi Rikiya and Inazuma Raigoro, representing the three great Chinese generals Gentoku, Kwanyu and Chohi, each sheet titled to the right of the wrestler's name Eiyu mitate sangokushi "Parody of heroes of 'the Three Kingdoms'", signed Kochoro Kunisada ga and published by Joshuya Kinzo- good impression, slightly faded, trimmed bottom edge and creased toward one side edge (3)

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Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters, pl. 40

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