Sumo Wrestlers' Match
This print depicts two sumo wrestlers in the ring, with onlookers watching the competition, which is overseen by a referee of sorts.  Kunisada's style is great, with wonderful musculature in the athletes.   This print was introduced c1840.  This later edition dates to c1880.  There are a couple of old repairs to the paper on the lower left side of the print, which is actually very well executed using traditional Japanese methods of paper restoration.  There is a center fold, which does not detract.  This print presents beautifully. The print measures 9" x 13.5", on a black and red mat, and the frame measures 12" x 18" in black.         P2087  $275

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) Sumo Wrestlers' Match