Kunisada: The Sumo Wrestler Arauma Daigoro 荒馬大五郎

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)
Title: Sumo Wrestler
Date: Ca 1830s

The sumo wrestler Arauma Daigoro strikes a fierce pose in the sumo ring. Daigoro (1793-1849) belonged to the Kiriyama-beya stable and participated in his first ring match (dohyo-o) in 1814. He was about 197 cm tall, which means his height was 6 feet 5 inches! He was active until 1835. He fills the frame, and his expression is intimidating. The shading on his body helps to convey his bulk.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Very minor trimming at left by only a couple of mm.
Dimensions: ôban (38.8 x 26 cm)
Publisher:Mori-ya Jibei
Signature: Kôchôrô Kunisada ga