Kunisada: Tattooed actors diptych
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Tattooed actors diptych
Date: 1855/4th month
Eight Views of Bridge in the Floating World (Ukiyo hakkei-bashi). Famous Kabuki Scene from Natsumatsuri naniwa no kagami: Chapter Seven at Nagamachi-ura. Danshichi Kurô Sanekiyo is provoked by the dishonesty of Mikawa-ya Giheiji, who is Danshichi’s father-like person and is about to kill him. Danshichi’s bright blue tattooed body contrasts with his red undergarment. At the back, Issun Tokubei observes the situation.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Seal: Carver’s seal of Hori Ta ban
Signature: Toyokuni ga