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  • Object type

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  • Description

    Drawing. Recto: sumo wrestlers; verso: warriors by shore, with ship on water. Ink on paper.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 19thC(mid)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Comment

  • Curator's comments

    Illustrated in 'Zaigai hiho: Obei shuzo ukiyo-e shusei 4 (Katsushika Hokusai)' 在外秘宝: 欧米収蔵浮世絵集成[4](葛飾北斎)(Gakken 学習研究社, 1972).
    (R. Buckland, October 2015)

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).

  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.1529 (Japanese Painting Number)
Drawing (recto). Sumo wrestlers. Ink on paper.


Drawing (recto). Sumo wrestlers. Ink on paper.

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