Kunisada I Utagawa, Kabuki Actor Nakamura Fukusuke, Tattoo

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (1786 - 1864)
Title: Pine - Nakamura Fukusuke I as Asahina Tobei, comparable to Lu Zhishen, the tattooed priest
Series: A Contemporary Water Margin - Pine, Bamboo, Plum
Publisher: Rinsho
Date: 1858
Size: 25 x 36.2 cm
Condition: Some wear on the edges. Paper residue on the back.

Kunisada was renowned for his ability to capture recognizable likeness of actors. In this print, the actor has floral tattoos and is compared to Lu Zhisen. the tattooed priest from the Water Margin story.

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Artist Name Toyokuni III Utagawa (Kunisada I)
Title Pine - Nakamura Fukusuke I as Asahina Tobei
Subject Samurai & Male, Kabuki
Condition Report Some wear on the edges and light soiling. Paper residue on the back.
Dimensions 25 x 36.2 cm