The J. Paul Getty Museum

Japanese Tattoo

Object Details

Title:

Japanese Tattoo

Artists/Makers:

Kusakabe Kimbei (Japanese, 1841 - 1934, active 1880s - about 1912)

or Baron Raimund von Stillfried (Austrian, 1839 - 1911)

Place:

Japan (Place Created)

Date:

1870s - 1890s

Medium:

Hand-colored albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XA.700.4.57

Dimensions:

26 × 20 cm (10 1/4 × 7 7/8 in.)

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Object Description

View of a nude man from the back, with a red and blue tattoo covering his back and arms. He is leaning on a wooden fence.