Kunisada: Tattooed Actor in a Flood (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Tattooed Actor in a Flood
Series: Heroic Commoners in Kabuki (Rien kyokaku den)
Date: 1863

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, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Aikindo
Literature: See MFA website for a later, inferior impression:
Signature: Nanajuhassai Toyokuni hitsu