Project Description

Large Boxwood Netsuke of Wrestlers by Unhodo Masayoshi

A traditional treatment of the subject, the eyes inlaid in dark material, the mouths enhanced with red pigment

Signed: Masayoshi.  Circa 1890

Height: 7.2 cm

Information:

Compare with a smaller variant in the Trumpf Collection (illustrated in Jirka-Schmitz, vol. 2, no. 393). As she rightly notes, these two are by the same hand as the man with a geta and disappointed rat catcher illustrated in Lazarnick, ‘Netsuke and Inro Artists …’, p. 743

MR3242

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