Kunichika: Tattooed Ichikawa Kuzo with Kitchen Knife (SOLD)

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Artist: Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)
Title: Tattooed Ichikawa Kuzo with Kitchen Knife
Date: Meiji Period

Ichikawa Kuzo strikes a pose, baring his right shoulder in order to brandish a large kitchen knife in his right hand. His tattoo features a monkey climbing towards his shoulder.  From a type of play, “shiranami”,  that features bandits or thieves.

Condition: Excellent color. Very good impression and good/very good condition. Some stains and areas of paper thinning.
Dimensions: 18 x 12 cm
Signature: Kunichika hitsu