Kiyochika: Cat and Mouse
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Cat and Mouse
A demon-eyed cat toys with a mouse. The domestic pet with a sweet ribbon and bell around its neck is belied by the glowing yellow eyes and bared fangs. This is an extremely rare design--it was reprinted with new blocks and a black background in the 20th century by Watanabe. I could find no examples in any museum collections.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.Light center fold.
Signature: Shinseirô Kiyochika