Utagawa Toyokuni I (初代歌川豊国) (artist 1769 – 02/24/1825)

Matsumoto Kōshirō V (松本幸四郎) and Arashi Sampachi I (嵐三八)


ca 1796
10.25 in x 15.25 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print
Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
There is no publisher's seal.

Rare early actor duo against a grey background. The actors Arashi Sampachi I in a sumo role with Matsumoto Kōshirō V (1764-1838) [aka "Big Nose"] who is attempting to throw his opponent.
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Matsumoto Kōshirō V (五代目松本幸四郎: 11/1801 to 5/1838) (actor)
Arashi Sampachi I (初代嵐三八) (actor)
sumō (相撲) (genre)