Kunisada: Tattooed Actor in a Flood
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, color and condition.
Literature: See MFA website for a later, inferior impression:
Signature: Nanajuhassai Toyokuni hitsu