Kunisada: Dragon and Tiger Tattoos (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Tattoo Diptych
Date: 1860

Two tattooed palanquin bearers take a moment beneath a blooming cherry tree to towel off. Kagoya is the title of a special kabuki dance performance based on the 1st act of the Chushingura, and involves a tattooed palanquin bearer. A preliminary translation of this scarce design is “Kagoya Ichisuke/ inakazamurai/ kagoya Wakichi” Saya and Wakichi. 

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Backed.
Dimensions: ôban Diptych 35.7 x 50 cm
Publisher: Maruya Kiyojirô
Signature: Toyokuni ga