Original Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874) Japanese Woodblock Print
Grand Sumo Temple Solicitation, 1866
Comments - Interesting print depicting a sumo wrestling tournament held on the grounds of a temple to raise funds for the temple. At lower right, a worker strikes a large drum carried by two men, with signboards detailing the matches above them. At top right, a man is perched atop a tall bamboo tower. The scenes at left include a match with two wrestlers in the ring and other athletes practicing. A terrific design with wonderful detail.
Artist - Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small loss and thinning at edge, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and rubbing, a few creases, horizontal wrinkle. Please see photos for details.