Utagawa KUNITSUNA (1805-1868)




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A preliminary brush drawing for a print laid onto Japanese paper showing a full length portrait of the sumo wrestler Fujibi Mitsuemon. Originally a drawing of another wrestler was made and altered with pentimenti to show Mitsuemon. 13.25 x 9.5 in; 33.6 x 24.2 cms.

 

Signed Kunitsuna ga. He was a pupil of Toyokuni. Purchased from me in 1975. Sold “as is” with all imperfections.

 

Status: Sold

 

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