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two Sumo wrestlers confront each other

two Sumo wrestlers confront each other
by Hiroshige 1 Ando (1797-1858, Utagawa)

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Artist: Hiroshige 1 Ando (1797-1858, Utagawa) 歌川広重
Title: two Sumo wrestlers confront each other
Date 1st edition?1840 (circa)
Date of this artwork?c1840 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Kagaya Kichiemon
Publisher (this edition)?Kagaya Kichiemon
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 33193
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Soga Brothers Series: # 1

Artist: Hiroshige I
Format: Oban tate-e: 13.5" x 9"

Subject: Under a Pine tree in the open air two Sumo wrestlers confront each other overseen by an Umpire.

Publisher: Kagaya Kichibei

Date: c. 1840's

Condition: Very good colors. Extensively worn and damaged at edges. Various holes in image. Horizontal centrefold. Japanese album backing paper. Soiled, rubbed and stained. Inferior state.

Impression: Very good impression.

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