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Erotic Mughal Gay-Couple

Erotic Mughal Gay-Couple.

 

Asian Erotic Paintings.

 

 

 

 

 

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Humorous Shunga Scroll – Kyosai Style – c.1860.

Humorous Shunga Scroll – Kyosai Style – c.1860.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese erotic scroll with thirteen paintings in the Kyosai style by an anonymous Meiji artist.
Date: c.1860s. Pencil and color on paper. Size: ca. ( 13 ft long ) 157 1/2’’ x 8“ inches ( 400cm x 20 1/3cm ).
Nice colors and condition. Minor wrinkling. Minor marks and flaws.

“Highly amusing erotic scroll from the Meiji era featuring scenes of men and women battling each other in 
some kind of erotic wrestling match.”

 

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Excellent Shunga Scroll – With 12 Silhouette Paintings – Suzuki Hyakunen – c.1860.

 

Excellent Shunga Scroll – With 12 Silhouette Paintings – Suzuki Hyakunen – c.1860.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese erotic scroll with twelve paintings by the Osaka master Suzuki Hyakunen (1825-1891).
Date: c.1860s. Sumi-e (black ink) on paper. Size: ca. (17 ft long) 204 3/4’’ x 9“ inches ( 520cm x 20cm ).
Nice colors and condition. Very minor marks and flaws only.

“A superb and very rare scroll with twelve silhouette paintings featuring various sensual encounters. 
Hyakunen’s brushwork is truly magnificent.”

 

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Rare Taisho Era Painting – Intimate Couple During A Summer Aftrenoon – 

Anonymous – c.1910s.


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Description:

Authentic Japanese erotic color painting by an interesting unknown artist. Ink and color on the expensive
gampi washi paper. Signed in red paint by unidentified artist. Date: c.1910/20. Size: 9 4/5” x 7” inches.
Very nice state with minor marks and flaws only.

“On a hot summer afternoon a mature couple are about to enjoy intercourse. A striking detail is the electric fan blowing in the background.“

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Rare Chinese Erotic Painting – Intimate Young Couple In A Garden – 

Anonymous – c.1860s.

Very Rare Chinese Erotic Painting

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Description:

Authentic Chinese erotic color painting by an important unknown Chinese artist. Ink and color on paper. 
Date: c.1860s. Size: 6 2/5” x 8” inches. Very nice state with only minor marks and flaws.

“A delicate painting featuring an adolescent young Chinese couple exploring each other while sitting on a rock in the garden.“

Provenance: Ferdinand Bertholet collection

Very rare !

 

 

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Chinese Erotic Paintings.

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Superb Erotic Paintings –  Utagawa School.

Superb Erotic Paintings –  Utagawa School.

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European (Western) Erotic Painting - 18th Century - In The Attic.

European (Western) Erotic Painting - 18th Century - In The Attic.

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Description:

Very rare antique Western style erotic painting. Date: late 18th Century.
Painting on silk in sumi and colors. Size: 8 3/4" x 13 1/2" inches. Fine colors and condition.
Very minor marks and flaws. Laid down on mica covered paper.

Depicted is an intriguing scene of an intimate encounter of a corpulent couple in the attic.
This painting is presumably copied from a European (French) engraving by a Japanese artist
and bares comparison to the style of Boucher.

A highly detailed and most unusual painting !

 

 

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Superb Original Painting by Ito Seiu – Headlock – c.1940.

 Superb Original Painting by Ito Seiu – Headlock – c.1940.

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Description:

Original Japanese painting by Ito Seiu (1882-1961). Ink and color on paper. Kinbaku style. Date: 1940s.
Total size: 14 1/2" x 10" inches. Size painting: 10 4/5“ x 7 1/2“ inches. Signed and sealed by the artist.
Some minor wrinkling and staining, marks and flaws otherwise in a very nice state.

“A startling piece portraying a tied up woman wearing a headlock while sitting in a hole.
The isolation and the despair of the female protagonist has been aptly painted by Ito Seiu.”

The legendary Ito Seiu (his original name was Ito Hajime) was a Japanese style-painter from Tokyo, who studied Rimpa school under Nozawa Teiu. While he worked as an illustrator for newspapers, he was also known as a genre painter depicting sado-erotic subjects and ghosts. Because of his pioneering role in the art of bondage Seiu is nicknamed the 'father of kinbaku'. A lot of Seiu’s work was destroyed during the Tokyo air raids of Spring 1945, therefore his surviving paintings are rare.

For more information see Maboroshi no seme eshi Ito Seiu (Ito Seiu, Painter of Bondage Fantasies), Geijutsu shincho (April 1995), pp.1-67.

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Seiu's kinbaku work is very seldomly seen on the art market!

 

 

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17th Century Japanese Erotic Primitive Scroll Painting –

Lesbian Couple – Girl With Dildo – Mosquito-Net – c.1650.

17th Century Japanese Erotic Primitive Scroll Painting – Lesbian Couple – Girl With Dildo – Mosquito-Net – c.1650.

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Description:

A complete authentic antique Japanese erotic scroll by an unknown early (“primitives”) master. Date: c.1650-1700.
Total size scroll: 124” x 10 4/5” inches. Ink, gofun and color on silk. Good state with some damage, wrinkling,
incidental loss of pigment, minor marks and flaws.

“A scroll featuring twelve scenes of couples in various intimate poses. What makes the scroll so unusual and special is the addition of a lesbian aristocratic couple using a tagaigata (double-sided dildo). They are accompanied by a bald-headed woman who is mimicking them using a harigata (artificial penis) attached to her heel. The storage box of the dildo lays in the background. Another striking scene features a man behind a mosquito-net who is about to penetrate a sleeping beauty while her colleague laying next to them is fast asleep.”

Extremely rare !

 

 

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Shunga Paintings – Hokusai School –

c.1850.

Unique Set of Shunga Paintings – Hokusai School – c.1850

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Erotic Paintings – c.1650.

Erotic Paintings – c.1650.
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Delicate Erotic Painting – Threesome – Anonymous Artist – Taisho Period.

Delicate Erotic Painting – Threesome – Anonymous Artist – Taisho Period.

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Description:

Original Japanese erotic color painting by a very skilled anonymous artist. Ink, pencil and color on paper. 
Date: c.1920s. Size: 9 4/5” x 7” inches. Very good state with some minor damage.

“A delightful scene featuring three young adolescents involved in a joyful threesome experimenting with each other.“

 

 


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Very Nice Erotic Painting – Passionate Couple – Anonymous Artist – Taisho Period.

Very Nice Erotic Painting – Passionate Couple – Anonymous Artist – Taisho Period.

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Description:

Original Japanese erotic color painting by a very skilled anonymous artist. Ink, pencil and color on paper. 
Date: c.1920s. Size: 9 4/5” x 7” inches. Very good state with some minor defects.

“Lovely piece with a realistic rendering of a copulating couple on a mattress. Look for the special attention to the feet and the ecstatic expression of the woman’s face.“

 

 

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Erotic Early Taisho Shunga Paintings.

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Extremely Rare Chinese Reverse Glass Painting – Intimate Threesome – c.1850.

Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.
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Description:

Original antique Chinese erotic reverse glass painting by an unknown master artist. Date: c.1850s. 
Size diameter ca. 4 2/5” inches. Ca. 8” x 7” inches (including frame). Unsigned like all Chinese erotic paintings.
Very good colors and condition. A small burst in the lower part but otherwise in a wonderful state!

“A superbly refined Chinese artwork portraying an intimate threesome involving young participants (look at the delicate faces!). The male has his plaits curled on the top of his shaved head. The frame gives the scene a voyeuristic focus.”

Provenance:  Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet Collection.

> Asian Erotic Paintings page.

In a lot of cases the erotic paintings and drawings, and the much rarer reverse glass paintings like this this one, were often used as an educational tool for newly weds.

 

 


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Extremely Rare Chinese Reverse Glass Painting – Young Fully Nude Couple – c.1850.

Extremely Rare Chinese Reverse Glass Painting – Young Fully Nude Couple – c.1850.
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Description:

Original antique Chinese erotic reverse glass painting by an anonymous master artist. Date: c.1850s. 
Size (without frame): ca. 4 2/3” x 6 2/3" inches and ca. 5 2/3” x 7 2/5” inches (including frame). 
Fine colors and condition. Flawless state!

“A superbly crafted piece featuring a young completely naked couple making love. 
The young male has his plaits curled on the top of his shaved head.”

You can find more info in the description of the other reverse glass painting ( p1948 ) that you can find below this piece !

Provenance:  Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet Collection.

In a lot of cases the erotic paintings and drawings, and the much rarer reverse glass paintings like this this one, were often used as an educational tool for newly weds.

 

 


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Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.

Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.
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Description:

Original antique Chinese erotic reverse glass painting by an anonynous artist (unsigned like all Chinese erotica).
Size: ca. 4 2/3” x 6 2/3” inches (without frame). ca. 5 2/3” x 7 2/5” inches (incl. frame). 
Very good state. Some minor loss of pigment.

A very nice piece of authentic Chinese painting made in the refined old school manner. Look for the subtle facial expressions , the transparant colors and the poetic atmosphere in which this threesome takes place. Such details are absent in later 19th Century works that are more focused on the decorative and physical (larger genitalia and more pronounced breasts) aspects. There’s also more attention to gratuitous effect in the later erotic paintings and they lack the refinement of the older pieces. In ancient China especially the very small feet of the young females were beloved by Chinese men and bare feet are very seldomly depicted.

In a lot of cases the erotic paintings and drawings, and the much rarer reverse glass paintings like this this one, were often used as an educational tool for newly weds.

 

 


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Spectacular Shunga Scroll – 12 Paintings After Utamaro – Anonymous – c.1910.

Spectacular Shunga Scroll – 12 Paintings After Utamaro – Anonymous – c.1910.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese scroll with 12 erotic paintings by anonymous master artist.
Date: Early Taisho era (1910s). Ink and watercolor on paper. 
Total size: ca. (11 1/6 ft/ 3.4 meters long) 133 4/5” x 8“ inches. 
Nice colors and very good condition. Minor darkening on some of the paintings..

“A magnificent scroll featuring 12 erotic images of intimate couples inspired by Utamaro΄s 
famous Picture Book: Pulling Komachi (Ehon komachi biki) published in 1802.

Superbly detailed brush technique by a highly skilled artist.”

 

 


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Spectacular Shunga Painting – Ejaculating Couple – Pregnant Woman – c.1880.

Spectacular Shunga Painting – Ejaculating Couple – Pregnant Woman – c.1880.

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Description:

Antique original erotic Japanese painting by an anonymous Meiji master. Ink and color on paper.
Date: c.1880. Total size: 10 3/4” x 8” inches. Nice colors and condition. Minor marks and flaws only.

“A highly detailed depiction of a couple in post-coital pose with a lot of detail on their genitals.”

Very rare Meiji piece with uncommon theme !

 

 


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Amazing Shunga Painting – Haemorrhoids – Anonymous – c.1880.

Amazing Shunga Painting – Haemorrhoids – Anonymous – c.1880.

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Description:

Antique original erotic Japanese painting by an anonymous Meiji master. Ink and color on paper.
Date: c.1880. Total size: ”10 3/4 x 8 1/10“ inches. Nice colors and condition. Minor marks and flaws only.

“A striking piece of an intimate couple with the artist mainly focusing on the explicit details.”

Very striking and unusual piece with uncommon subject !

 

 


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Rare OOP Book  –  DREAMS OF SPRING  –  Erotic Art In China

 

From The Bertholet Collection.

 

 

Rare OOP Book – DREAMS OF SPRING – Erotic Art In China – From The Bertholet Collection.

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At its best, Chinese erotic art is a search for beauty in all its manifestations, for not only does it offer stimulation, it provides a source of great aesthetic pleasure. It never presents sex in a crude or pornographical way, but within a framework of beauty and harmony, enhanced with details of a profound or symbolic nature. Dreams of Spring presents for the first time the treasures of the Bertholet Collection, one of the world's most important surviving collections of Chinese erotic art. Many of the pictures reproduced are unique in their style and content, and have never been published before.

 

Description:

Title: Dreams Of Spring, Erotic Art In China – From The Bertholet Collection. Hardcover with dustjacket. 208 pages.
English language. 1st edition (October 1997), 2nd edition (1998). Author and owner of the collection presented in the book: Ferdinand M. Bertholet. Dimensions: 12” x 11 1/3” x 1 1/10” inches.
Weight: 4 2/5 pounds. 
Publisher: The Pepin Press (Amsterdam). ISBN-10: 9054960396. ISBN-13: 978-9054960393.

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Rare Chinese Painting – Sleeping Man With Erotic Dreams – c.1870.

Rare Chinese Painting – Sleeping Man With Erotic Dreams – c.1870.

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Description:

Antique Chinese erotic painting by a highly skilled artist. 
Painted with ink and colour on paper. Date: c.1870s. Size: 6" x 8" inches. 
Very good colors and condition. Minor marks and flaws.

 “A young aroused sleeping man is laying on a blanket leaning his head back on a headrest,
his eyes closed. In the background his wife is taking off her clothes before accompanying her lover.
On page 38 in Ferdinand Bertholet’s ‘Liefde en Lentebloesems – Chinese erotische schilderkunst ‘ 
a similar painting is depicted with an older man and a lady in the same pose portrayed in a forest.

Provenance: Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet Collection.

On the art market Chinese erotic pieces of this refined mastery are a rare find 

( most of them were destroyed! ) !

 

 

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Rare Chinese Painting – Young Couple In The Open Air – c.1870.

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Description:

Antique Chinese erotic painting by a highly gifted unknown artist. 
Painted with ink and colour on silk. Date: c.1870s. Size: 5 1/2" x 7 2/3" inches. 
Very good colors and condition. Minor marks and flaws.

“An adolescent couple is making love in the open-air. The young woman (unmarried as her
unshaved forehead indicates) gracefully holds her right foot in the air to make the penetration easier.
The small feet of women were a perverse age-old idea of beauty in China. On the table lay two books,
possibly erotic albums, out of which inexperienced loved ones could gain experience.

Provenance: Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet Collection.

On the market Chinese erotic paintings of this quality are a rarity 

( most of them were destroyed! ) !

 

 

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Very Rare Chinese Painting – Girl With Dildo – c.1860.

Very Rare Chinese Painting – Girl With Dildo – c.1860.

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Description:

Antique Chinese erotic painting by a great anonymous artist...highly gifted artist. 
Painted with ink and colour on paper. Date: c.1860s. Size: 8" x 9 2/5" inches. 
Very good colors and condition. Some wrinkling, minor marks and flaws.

“In a remote room a young woman, a peony in her hair, is experimenting with a dildo attached to her ankle while being observed by a man standing behind a folding screen. The folding screen depicts a blooming magnolia tree as well as peonies that indicate it is a fantasy scene. After all, one flower blooms during springtime and the other during the summer. An unusually rare scene!

Provenance: Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet Collection.

Since the Ming-Dynasty (1364-1644) the erotic art in the Chinese culture has taken a special place. Unfortunately this came to an and in the last century. A lot of these refined, but bold artworks were destroyed by superior order. Ferdinand Bertolet has build up a collection of unique paintings that unlocks the secrets of a world that has been vanished forever.

Thirty-five years ago the artist Ferdinand Bertholet coincidentally discovered a Chinese album with erotic paintings in Hongkong. He was deeply touched by its masterful quality and the subtle expression of love and started a passionate quest for other images of this increasingly rare art. His collection has been expanded to the largest and most important private-collection in the world.

 

 

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Extremely Rare Chinese Painting

Young Couple In A Homoerotic Encounter – c.1850.

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Description:

Antique Chinese erotic painting by a highly gifted artist. Painted with ink and colour on silk. Date: c.1850. 
Size: 12 2/5" x 11 1/5" inches. Very good colors and condition. Minor marks and flaws.

“In an isolated room two young Chinese boys are making love. An amusing detail is that the protagonists have their plaits curled on top of their shave heads. It reminds us of the > Shigenobu design of the “Wild Chinaman”

Provenance: Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet Collection.

On the market you very rarely come across Chinese erotic paintings of this quality and with 

this subject matter ( most of them were destroyed ! ).

 

 

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Erotic Paintings – Kyτsai School – c.1900.

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Rare Shunga Painting  –  c.1900 

Octopus And Ama Diver.
Rare Shunga Painting  –  c.1900  Octopus And Ama Diver.

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Description:

Antique original erotic Japanese painting. Ink and color on silk. Date: Early 1900s. Artist unknown. 
Size: 8 1/2" x 5 4/5" inches. Very minor marks or flaws only otherwise fine condition.

 “A very nice and rare piece featuring an octopus performing cunnilingus on a pearl (ama or awabi) diver”.

The depiction of octopi in shunga refer to the erotic fantasies of Japanese women in ancient times in which an octopus was considered to be a great lover.

> Here you can find an article on Hokusai’s Octopus design

 

 


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Unique Old Shunga Painting – 17th Century – c.1670/80 – Aristocratic Couple.

Unique Old Shunga Painting – 17th Century – c.1670/80 – Aristocratic Couple.

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Description:

Antique Japanese erotic painting by an important artist of the seventeenth century. Painting on silk. 
Date: c.1670/80.Size: 18" x 12 1/3" inches. Fine (very fresh) colors and condition. Minor marks and flaws only. 
Gofun
, the ‘Chinese white’ colorant derived from ground oyster shell, has been applied to delineate the female body.

Depiction of an aristocratic couple caught in the act of love. Painted in a magnificent figure style with expert control. 
The detailed pattern (the white motif has been heightened with thick paint) of the man’s kimono is truly magnificent. Another great detail is the attention to the individual hair-lines of the protagonists which displays the great craftsmanship of the artist.

Extremely rare, very well preserved piece from the ‘primitive’ days of shunga !

 

 


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Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.

Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese erotic reverse glass painting by an anonynous artist (unsigned like all Chinese erotica).
Size: diameter ca. 4 2/5” inches. ca. 8” x 7” inches (incl. frame). Very good state. Some minor loss of pigment.

A lovely tender erotic scene with three young participants involved in a love-play. 
In this case the (coveted) foot of the girl who is semi-nude is hidden underneath her robe. 
The frame adds a voyeuristic effect.

For more info see p1948 ( above this one! )

A very rare and nice piece of Chinese erotica!

 

 

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Erotic Painting – Intimate Couple II – c.1910s.

 

Erotic Painting – Intimate Couple II – c.1910s.

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escription:

Antique original erotic Japanese painting by anonymous artist. Ink and color on silk. 
Date: c.1910s (Early Taisho Period). Size: 10" x 7 2/3" inches. 
Very minor marks and flaws only otherwise fine condition.

“Beautiful erotic painting of an intimate couple painted by an unknown artist from the Taisho era who was clearly influenced by the traditional woodblock designs of the old ukiyo-e masters such as Hokusai and Utamaro”.

 

 

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Erotic Painting – Intimate Couple I – c.1910s.

 

Erotic Painting – Intimate Couple I – c.1910s.

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escription:

Antique original erotic Japanese painting by anonymous artist. Ink and color on silk . 
Date: c.1910s (Early Taisho Period). Size: 9" x 7 3/4" inches. 
Very minor marks and flaws only otherwise fine condition.

“Nice shunga painting of a copulating couple created by an unknown artist from the Taisho era who for his inspiration from the ancient masters such as Hokusai and Utamaro”.

 

 

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Rare Oriental Erotic Miniature Painting On Ivory - 19th Century.

Rare Oriental Erotic Miniature Painting On Ivory - 19th Century.


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Description:

Antique Oriental erotic miniature painting on ivory. Date: 19th Century. Artist unknown. Size: 4" x 3 1/3" inches. 
Very good condition with no marks or flaws to report. Look for the intricate details of the brushwork such as for instance the individual hair-lines of the protagonists.

Beautifully detailed painting of a young couple (look for the feminine facial features on the young man) making love in the corner of a room with the rocks outside visible through the windows. The artist very nicely interweaved different styles and influences from Japanese, Indian and Chinese erotica from the 19th Century. The rendering of the activities as depicted within the room is Indian Mughal-style, the typical pose of the couple is in the Japanese shunga tradition and the rocks featured outside the window is in the characteristically Chinese painting style.

The miniature painting dates back to the beginning of the 16th Century where in France and shortly after the Flemish illuminators introduced the portrait miniature as a disconnected portrait placed within either a locket or an enclosed “portrait box”. In the early stage minaturists only painted in watercolour and gouache on specially prepared paper or vellum but in the beginning of the 18th Century the technique was extended to enamel on a metal surface and the use of ivory as a ground which provided an illuminated, bright surface for transparent pigments to heighten the effect.

In the beginning of the 19th Century, French miniaturists were inspired by the easel portraits of Jacques-Louis David. 
In the following decades miniature portraits were continued to be made although they remained a high-prized luxury. Eventually the cheaper b&w portraits in the innovative medium of photography, which became more popular and accessible, made miniature paintings an anachronism.

 

 

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Rare Oriental Erotic Miniature Painting On Ivory – 19th Century.

Rare Oriental Erotic Miniature Painting On Ivory – 19th Century.


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Description:

Antique Oriental erotic miniature painting on ivory. Date: 19th Century. Artist unknown. Size: 4" x 3 1/5" inches. 
Very good condition with no marks or flaws to report. Look for the intricate details of the brushwork such as for 
instance the individual hair-lines of the protagonists.

Very nice depiction of a couple having intercourse in the privacy of their room. The artist very nicely interweaved different styles and influences from Japanese (shunga), Indian (Mughal) and Chinese erotica from the 19th Century.
The pose of the love-making couple in this painting is clearly inspired by Kunisada’s famous  
>
Azuma Genji (1837)  shunga design !
(this piece is also available in our shop!)

For more info on miniature painting see the above description of a2736 !

 

 

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Ito Seiu - Rare Sado Erotic Painting - 

Kinbaku - Bondage - 1940s.

Ito Seiu - Rare Sado Erotic Painting - Kinbaku - Bondage - 1940s.

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Rare Original Ito Seiu Painting - Captured Woman - Kinbaku - 1940s.

 Rare Original Ito Seiu Painting - Captured Woman - Kinbaku - 1940s.

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Description:

Original Japanese color painting by Ito Seiu (1882-1961). Ink and color on paper. Kinbaku style. Date: 1940s. 
Total size: 14 1/4" x 10" inches. Signed and sealed by the artist. Minor marks and flaws otherwise in a wonderful state.

A thought-provoking piece featuring a tied up woman being captured and left in a room while her kidnappers are standing outside in the rain.

Ito Seiu was a Japanese style-painter from Tokyo, who studied Rimpa school under Nozawa Teiu. While he worked as an illustrator for newspapers, he was also known as a genre painter depicting sado-erotic subjects and ghosts. Because of his pioneering role in the art of bondage Seiu is nicknamed the 'father of kinbaku'.

> Click here for more info on  Ito Seiu and his bondage art.

Seiu's kinbaku work is very seldomly seen on the art market!

 

 

Ito Seiu - Rare Sado Erotic Painting - 

Kinbaku - Bondage - 1940s.

Ito Seiu - Rare Sado Erotic Painting - Kinbaku - Bondage - 1940s.

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Large Shunga Painting - Aristocratic Female Warrior - Anonymous - c.1850.

Large Shunga Painting - Aristocratic Female Warrior - Anonymous - c.1850.
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Description:

Antique Japanese erotic painting on silk by a highly talented unknown artist. Shunga (Erotic print).
Ink and colour on silk. Signature: Unidentified red seal in bottom right corner. Date: c.1850. 
Size: 16 1/2" x 13" inches. Magnificently detailed piece with fine colors and in a magnificent state.

A female warrior from the upper class of samurai (shaved eyebrows) is making love to her partner while still holding her wakizashi (short sword).

In the fashion of that era Japanese women of high-class (aristocratic) shaved off their eyebrows. After this, they painted hazy new eyebrows high on their foreheads (close to the hair-line) by dipping their thumbs into black powder, and then smearing them onto their foreheads. They also drew bright red rose-bud lips on over their natural lip-lines.

This piece is clearly inspired in style and subject matter by the scroll paintings of the 17th Century.

 

 

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Wonderful Japanese Erotic Scroll - Early 20th C. - 12 Painted Scenes - Anonymous.

Wonderful Japanese Erotic Scroll - Early 20th C. - 12 Painted Scenes - Anonymous.    > Click on the Picture.

 

Description:

Antique original Japanese scroll with 12 painted scenes by Anonymous artist. Date: Early 20th Century. 
Size: 103 1/2" x 7" inches (263cm x 18cm). Depth: 1 1/4"inches (3cm). Ink and pigment on silk. 
Fine condition and color. Slight creasing, otherwise magnificent state !

Highly decorative scroll depicting 12 attractive erotic scenes including a masturbating 

woman using a harikata ( dildo ).

 

 

 

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Excellent Shunga Painting - Courtesan - Meiji.

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Description:

Original Japanese shunga painting (ink and colour on silk). Anonymous. Size: 27 1/6" x 5" inches. Meiji period (1868-1912). 
An extraordinarily detailed Meiji painting inspired by Kiyonaga's famous 'Sleeve Scroll' (Sode no maki) series. 
The colors of the pigments are very fresh and the condition is fine with some very minor marks and flaws !

This scene turns abruptly to the Floating World: featuring a furisode-shinzo, or courtesan's apprentice doubtless encountering her first experience in sex. She covers her face with her long sleeve as an habituι of the Yoshiwara prepares to make use of his ample phallus.

Meiji paintings of this fine quality and craftmanship are very rare !

 

 

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Excellent Shunga Painting - Pregnant - Meiji.

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Description:

Original Japanese shunga painting (ink and colour on silk). Anonymous. Size: 27 1/6" x 5" inches. Meiji period (1868-1912). 
An extraordinarily detailed Meiji painting inspired by Kiyonaga's famous 'Sleeve Scroll' (Sode no maki) series. 
The colors of the pigments are very fresh and the condition is fine with some very minor marks and flaws !

A pregnant wife, a sash wound her belly, rests on her arms to allow her husband to penetrate her carefully from behind.

Meiji paintings of this fine quality and craftmanship are very rare !

 

 

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Excellent Shunga Painting - Calligraphy Lesson - Meiji.

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Description:

Original Japanese shunga painting (ink and colour on silk). Anonymous. Size: 27 1/6" x 5" inches. Meiji period (1868-1912). 
An extraordinarily detailed Meiji painting inspired by Kiyonaga's famous 'Sleeve Scroll' (Sode no maki) series. 
The colors of the pigments are very fresh and the condition is fine with some very minor marks and flaws !

A calligraphy lesson interrupted: the folding practice book, the young woman whispers in her lover's ear.

Meiji paintings of this fine quality and craftmanship are very rare !

 

 

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Excellent Shunga Painting - Secret Lovers - Meiji.

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Description:

Original Japanese shunga painting (ink and colour on silk). Anonymous. Size: 27 1/6" x 5" inches. Meiji period (1868-1912). 
An extraordinarily detailed Meiji painting inspired by Kiyonaga's famous 'Sleeve Scroll' (Sode no maki) series. 
The colors of the pigments are very fresh and the condition is fine with some very minor marks and flaws !

The tsunokakushi "snood" is today seen only at traditional weddings, but in the Edo period was a feature of the traveling costume of the ladies of the daimyo (landlord) and Shogun harems, used mainly on pilgrimages to famous temples, especially in the late Spring. Such rare opportunities to get out of the confines of the seraglio were often utilized to effect liaison with secret lovers, as we view in this dynamic scene. Here we discern a nice balance between the heads, the bodies and the genitalia.

Meiji paintings of this fine quality and craftmanship are very rare !

 

 

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Excellent Shunga Painting - Plebeian Sex - Meiji.

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Description:

Original Japanese shunga painting (ink and colour on silk). Anonymous. Size: 27 1/6" x 5" inches. Meiji period (1868-1912). 
An extraordinarily detailed Meiji painting inspired by Kiyonaga's famous 'Sleeve Scroll' (Sode no maki) series. 
The colors of the pigments are very fresh and the condition is fine with some very minor marks and flaws !

This scene displays a more plebeian sex life of modern times, with a young woman being forcefully seduced by a mature man. 
The focus of attention is centered on the voluptuous beauty of the woman's hip and genitalia.

Meiji paintings of this fine quality and craftmanship are very rare !

 

 

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Excellent Shunga Painting - Peasant Girl - Meiji.

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Description:

Original Japanese shunga painting (ink and colour on silk). Anonymous. Size: 27 1/6" x 5" inches. Meiji period (1868-1912). 
An extraordinarily detailed Meiji painting inspired by Kiyonaga's famous 'Sleeve Scroll' (Sode no maki) series. 
The colors of the pigments are very fresh and the condition is fine with some very minor marks and flaws !

A peasant girl and country lad caught in a moment of sexual bliss. This type of peasant woman is traditionally associated with Ohara, a village north-west Kyoto, and thus the name Oharama (Ohara maiden). Oharame were easily identifiable by their distinctive costume of an apron, hand-covers, leggings and rustic sandals. They are often portrayed carrying bundles of firewood or coal on their heads, this Oharame uses her bundle of coal sticks as a pillow.

Meiji paintings of this fine quality and craftmanship are very rare !

 

 

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Meiji Shunga Painting - After Hokusai - Couple.

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Description:

Original Japanese shunga painting (opaque paint and brushwork on heavy card). Anonymous. 
Size: approx. 13" x 7 3/4" inches. Meiji period (1868-1912). A magnificently detailed Meiji painting
inspired by Hokusai's famous 'Gods of Intercourse' (Manpuku Wagojin) series.

Meiji paintings of this qualtiy are very rare !

For more info on Hokusai's 'Gods of Intercourse' series: Shunga Page  3.

 

 

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Meiji Shunga Painting - After Hokusai - Peeking.

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Description:

Original Japanese shunga painting (opaque paint and brushwork on heavy card). Anonymous. 
Size: approx. 13" x 7 3/4" inches. Meiji period (1868-1912). A magnificently detailed Meiji painting
inspired by Hokusai's famous 'Gods of Intercourse' (Manpuku Wagojin) series.

Meiji paintings of this qualtiy are very rare !

For Hokusai's original woodblock print: Shunga Page  3.

 

 

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Meiji Shunga Painting - After Hokusai - Masturbating Woman.

 

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Description:

Original Japanese shunga painting (opaque paint and brushwork on heavy card). Anonymous. 
Size: approx. 13" x 7 3/4" inches. Meiji period (1868-1912). A magnificently detailed Meiji painting 
inspired by Hokusai's famous 'Gods of Intercourse ' (Manpuku Wagojin) series.

Meiji paintings of this qualtiy are very rare !

For more info on Hokusai's 'Gods of Intercourse' series: Shunga Page  3.

 

 


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8 Shunga Paintings  –  c.1650.

Shunga Painting c.1640

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Superb Erotic Painting – Ama Divers – 

After Shigenobu – Late 19th Century.

Superb Erotic Painting – Ama Divers – After Shigenobu – Late 19th Century.

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Description:

Original Japanese erotic color painting by a highly talented anonymous artist. Ink and color on silk. 
Date: late 19th century. Size: 9” x 6 1/2” inches. Very good state with some wrinkling and some very small holes.

A magnificently detailed beach scene of two abalone divers having a sexual rollick. A basket containing shells is on the right; a few are scattered in the foreground. The ragged lines of the red cloth are reminiscent of the work of Katsushika Hokusai.

Japanese abalone divers, or ama, dove for shellfish in coastal waters and collected them in floating baskets of the type portrayed in this painting. Abalone divers were predominantly women, and the method of collecting without the use of masks (and certainly not diving suits!) had been practised in Japan since ancient times.

Evans (1975: pl.6.112) reproduces a similar late-nineteenth century painting also clearly modelled on Yanagawa Shigenobu’s famous print from the Suetsumuhana (A Dyer’s Saffron) -series (c.1830).

> Click here for an extensive article on abalone divers !

 

 

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Very Rare Homoerotic Scroll Painting - 19th Century - Foot-Bath.


 
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Description:

Very rare antique Japanese homo-erotic scroll painting Anonymous. Shunga (Spring picture). Date: 19th Century. 
Black ink ('sumi') and colors on paper. Total size (with text): c.56 2/3" x 12" inches. Image size: c.19" x 12" inches. 
Very good condition. Made after late 17th Century scroll paintings in the so-called 'Primitive Ukiyo-e' style. 

Depicted is a very unusual and comic scene of a young man taking a foot-bath while an old man

 ( probably a monk! )  washes his asshole.

 

 


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Extremely Rare Shunga Painting  -  Through A Door

Anonymous - c.1730.

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Description:

Extremely rare antique Japanese painting, Anonymous. Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1730-' 40. Painting on silk. 
Size: 12" x 13 3/4" inches. Very good colors and condition. Some small damages, minor marks and flaws 
but very well preserved for a painting of this very early period! 
The 'Chinese white' colorant or gofu, which is derived from ground oyster shell has been employed to 
delineate the naked bodies!  Depicted is a very unusual and comic scene of a man penetrating a woman through a door!

Ex-Ferry Bertholet Collection.  (Ferry Bertholet is a painter and authority on Chinese and Japanese erotic art. 
His collection of Chinese and Japanese erotic art is the most important collection in the world.)

A magnificently detailed and early painting from the beginning of shunga !

 

 


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Extremely Rare Important Makimono (Handscroll)  - Three Shunga Paintings

Anonymous - c.1700.

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Description:

Extremely rare antique Japanese Makimono, Anonymous. Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1700-' 20. 
Size: 34" x 11 1/4" inches. Three erotic water-colors on silk. Very good colors and condition. 
Some staining, minor marks and flaws but very well preserved for a painting of this very early period! 
The 'Chinese white' colorant or gofu, which is derived from ground oyster shell has been employed to 
delineate the naked bodies ! Depicted are love couples in various lifetimes.

Reference:
See: Illustration in 'Oriental Erotic Art' by Philip Rawson. p.131. / Also illustrated in 'Shunga, 
the Essence of Japanese  Pillow-Book Eroticism'
by Bret Norton. p.64 ( See picture! )

 

 

 

India Erotic Paintings.

 

 

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Indian Erotic Mughal Miniature Painting on Silk.

 Indian Erotic Mughal Miniature Painting on Silk.

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Description:

Erotic Mughal (India) erotic miniature painting on Silk. Size: 8 2/3" x 6 2/3" inches.

In India there exists a erotic folk art which has no equal in any other culture. It consists mainly of small and medium-sized watercolors, showing couples in various intercourse positions, but with a freshness of concept, a daring coloration, and inventiveness of style which put these little gems in a class all by themselves.

The many acrobatic intercouse positions characteristic of Indian erotic art, 

making clear the connection between such sex techniques and certain Yoga practices.

 

 

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Indian Erotic Mughal Miniature Painting on Silk.

Indian Erotic Mughal Miniature Painting on Silk.

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Description:

Erotic Mughal (India) erotic miniature painting on Silk. Size: 8 2/3" x 6 2/3" inches.

In India there exists a erotic folk art which has no equal in any other culture. It consists mainly of small and medium-sized watercolors, showing couples in various intercourse positions, but with a freshness of concept, a daring coloration, and inventiveness of style which put these little gems in a class all by themselves.

The many acrobatic intercouse positions characteristic of Indian erotic art, 

making clear the connection between such sex techniques and certain Yoga practices.

 

 

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Indian Erotic Mughal Miniature Painting on Silk.

 Indian Erotic Mughal Miniature Painting on Silk.

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Description:

Erotic Mughal (India) erotic miniature painting on Silk. Size: 8 2/3" x 6 2/3" inches.

In India there exists a erotic folk art which has no equal in any other culture. It consists mainly of small and medium-sized watercolors, showing couples in various intercourse positions, but with a freshness of concept, a daring coloration, and inventiveness of style which put these little gems in a class all by themselves.

The many acrobatic intercouse positions characteristic of Indian erotic art, 

making clear the connection between such sex techniques and certain Yoga practices.

 

 

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Indian Erotic Mughal Miniature Painting on Silk.

 Indian Erotic Mughal Miniature Painting on Silk.

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Description:

Erotic Mughal (India) erotic miniature painting on Silk. Size: 8 2/3" x 6 2/3" inches.

In India there exists a erotic folk art which has no equal in any other culture. It consists mainly of small and medium-sized watercolors, showing couples in various intercourse positions, but with a freshness of concept, a daring coloration, and inventiveness of style which put these little gems in a class all by themselves.

The many acrobatic intercouse positions characteristic of Indian erotic art, 

making clear the connection between such sex techniques and certain Yoga practices.

 

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