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An actor as a Chinese hero wringing out his sleeve. Colour woodcut by Hokkei.

Hokkei 1780-1850.
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Description

The tattoo depicts a giant serpent: a striking design, produced to a very high standard

Whole-length figures

Publication/Creation

Osaka : [publisher not identified]

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Contributors

Lettering

Hokkei-ga

Notes

In set: 108 heroes of the Water Margin

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35614i

Lettering note

Bears publisher's mark, actor's role and set title

Creator/production credits

Date is probably late 1820s

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Japanese



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