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Woodblock print, mica to toad's belly
Signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Published by Kawaguchiya Uhei, circa 1825-30
Horizontal oban: 37.3 x 24.5 cm. (1458 x 958 in.)


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Early impressions are known by the application of mica to the toad's belly and the signature surrounded by a red cartouche and although the red has faded slightly, both are present in this example, see Robert Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts, Japanese Prints by Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), (The Netherlands, 1998), p.41

For another impression in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, accession no. 11.16470, go to:
https://collections.mfa.org/objects/209033/tenjiku-tokubei

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