Kunisada: Shirafuji Genda with Kappa

Utagawa Kunisada

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Shirafuji Genda with Kappa
Series: The Sixty-odd Provinces of Japan (Dai Nippon rokujûyo-shû)
Date: ca. 1845

The wrestler Shirafuji Genda in high geta holding on to a kappa. The kappa has mica highlights. The inset panel is signed “Toyokuni no monjin Kunimasa ga”. Province Kadzusa from the series “The Sixty-odd Provinces of Japan” (Dai Nippon rokujûyo-shû). Provenance: BW Robinson

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Wakasa-ya Uhei (?)
Literature: See B.W. Robinson’s “Kuniyoshi: The Warrior Prints” (1982), series number S36.18.
Seal: censor’s seal of Watari
Signature: Motome ni ojite (to special order) Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga

SKU: KUS221


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