Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国) (artist 1786 – 01/12/1865)
Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (市村羽左衛門) as Sashichi of Kiyotaki (Kiyotaki no Sashichi - 清滝の佐七) from the series A Modern Shuihuzhuan (Kinsei Suikoden - 近世水滸伝)
9.6 in x 14.5 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print
Signed: Kiō Toyokuni ga
(old man Toyokuni drew this picture - 喜翁豊国画) Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi
(Marks 145 - seal 21-059)
Carver: Horikō Kokin (彫工小金)
Combined censor and date seal: aratame and 7/1862
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tokyo Metropolitan Library
This print is from a series of more than 40 images. The text is by Kanagaki Robun (1829-94). The slightly trimmed name, 仮名垣魯文, is seen along the left side of this print.
The man's tattoo shows an eagle among pine trees. Over his left shoulder is what appears to be tenugui or hand towel - or perhaps it is the upper part of his robe - decorated with a black carp leaping up the roiling waters of a waterfall.
Iseya Kanekichi (伊勢屋兼吉) (publisher)
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (十三代目市村羽左衛門) (actor)
Suikoden (水滸傳) (genre)