Kiyochika: Cat and Mouse

Kiyochika: Cat and Mouse (Sold)

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Cat and Mouse
Date: 1889

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.
Dimensions: ôban
Signature: Shinseirô Kiyochika