Large format photo of Man with Full Body Tattoo probably taken by Kusakabe Kimbei
[Japan] Scarce, uncoloured albumen photo of a tattooed man who was probably a 'betto' or groom who took care of horses. Number matches a Kimbei photo titled, 'Japanese tattoo' though this one just says 'tattoo'. Titled in negative at left of man, '228. TATTOO.'
Probably Kusakabe Kimbei. c1890.
20.4 x 27cm.
In good condition. Has an old repaired tear at center right. Minor wear and a few tiny chips at edges. Unmounted. p33050953