Kunisada: Tattooed Actor in a Flood (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Tattooed Actor in a Flood
Series: Heroic Commoners in Kabuki (Rien kyokaku den)
The actor Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Shirataki no Sakichi. He is Shown grasping on to a wooden post as flood waters rage around him, the waves dramatically stylized. Printed in a very deluxe fashion, with hand-applied gofun and luxurious printing effects.
Condition: Excellent impression, and color. Very good condition. Backed.
Literature: See MFA website for a later, inferior impression: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/actor-ichimura-kakitsu-iv-as-shirataki-no-sakichi-from-the-series-heroic-commoners-in-kabuki-rien-kyokaku-den-477005
Signature: Nanajuhassai Toyokuni hitsu