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Tammeijiro Genshogo, from the series Tsuzoku Suikoden Goketsu Hyakuhachinin no Hitori

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Asian Art

As described in the square box of text in the upper left corner, the bandit Tanmeijiro Genshogo was known for his striking tattoo as well as his ability to stay under water for a long period of time. Kuniyoshi depicts the bandit wrestling with an opponent under water. The water is rendered with great skill, with a layer of modulated blue ink printed over the entire composition.
MEDIUM Color woodblock print on paper
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES ca. 1823
    PERIOD Edo Period
    DIMENSIONS 14 5/16 x 10 3/16 in. (36.4 x 25.8 cm)
    SIGNATURE Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi-ga (left)
    INSCRIPTIONS Publisher's seal: Kagaya Kichibei Censor: Kiwame
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.263.12
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ran Hettena
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