He Looks Fierce But he is Kind by Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Woodblock Print Title: At first glance he looks fierce, but he is really a kind person (Mikake wa koi-i tonda iku hitoda, みかけはこわいがとんだいい人だ)
1st Publication: 1847
Size: Oban; 14 1/2" x 9 3/4" (36.9 x 24.6 cm)
Date of this edition: 1847
Publisher: Fujioka-ya Hikotaro
Condition: Mild fading, minor soiling and minor creasing.
Notes: 1st state, with a clear blue sky background. (The second state has a deeper blue background) A similar one is exposed at the VIC Museum, visible HERE
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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