Kunisada: Actor with Tattoo

Kunisada: Actor with Tattoo

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Actor with Tattoo
Series: Untitled set of half-length actor portraits
Date: 1863

Ichimura Kakitsu IV in the role of Misao no Takeshichi. He towels off his tattooed torso that features a dragon tattoo while looking right. He wears a pouch on a linked chain. Inset are two fish that are perhaps being compared to the subject.

Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Backed.
Dimensions: 36.2 x 24.8 cm
Publisher: Kagiya Shobei
Seal: carver: hori Ota Tashichi
Signature: nanajuhachi sai Toyokuni hitsu