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Surimono  Shunga Prints.

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Cunnilingus – c.1850.

Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Cunnilingus – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school.
Shunga
(Erotic picture).Date: c.1850. Koban size: 5” x 3 2/3” inches. Very good impression
(with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details), color and good condition. Some tiny 
wormholes, very thin backing, minor marks and flaws.

“A nice koban-sized shunga portraying a male who is performing cunnilingus to his female partner in a storage room.”

 

 

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Surimono – Keisai Eisen – Intimate Couple And Ox – c.1820.

Surimono – Keisai Eisen – Intimate Couple And Ox – c.1820.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print attributed to Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).
Surimono
(Commisioned print). Date: c.1820. Size: 5” x 3 1/2” inches. Fine impression with
exquisite pigment and embossing details, color and near fine condition. Very minor marks and
flaws only but overall in a very nice state !

“Superb shunga featuring an aristocratic couple dressed in luxurious clothing making love using a large ox as a comfortable bed. The design is set against a wonderful deep blue ground.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga – Couple At A Spa – c.1840.

Surimono Shunga – Couple At A Spa – c.1840.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1840. Size: 6 1/4” x 1 3/4 inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details),
color and condition. Minor marks and flaws only but otherwise in a wonderful state!

“A completely nude couple make love at a spa.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga Set – American Lantern – c.1830.

Surimono Shunga Set – American Lantern – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print atttributed to Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1830. Tanzaku-e (pillar) size: 7 1/2” x 2 1/2” inches. Excellent impression (with elaborate gauffrage
and metallic pigment details), color and condition. Minor marks and flaws only but otherwise in a wonderful state !

“The left print features an explicit image of an intimate couple in a dreamlike setting with an American lantern in 
the background. The right print depicts a discreet image with additional Japanese text which is the actual dialogue
between the couple in the left image.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Blue Curtain – Brothel Intimacy – c.1830.

Koban Shunga – Blue Curtain – Brothel Intimacy – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school. 
Shunga
(Erotic picture). Date: c.1830. Size: 5 1/8” x 3 4/5” inches. Fine impression 
(with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details), color and condition.
Very slight vertical centerfold, thin backing.

“A subtle shunga design focusing on the intimate activities of a courtesan and her client
in a brothel by the elobarate placement of the blue curtain.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Geisha And Client – Bottom Of the Stairs - c.1830.

Koban Shunga – Geisha And Client – Bottom Of the Stairs - c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school.
Shunga
(Erotic picture). Date: c.1830. Size: 5” x 3 4/5” inches. Fine impression
(with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details), color and condition. 
Very slight vertical centerfold, thin backing. Very nice state !

“A geisha and her client are making love at the bottom of the stairs while a maiko
(young apprentice courtesan) is walking down the stairs.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga – Kunisada – Playful – c.1820.

Surimono Shunga – Kunisada – Playful – c.1820.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print ascribed to Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865).
Surimono
(Comissioned print). Date: c.1820s. Size: 5” x 3 2/3” inches. Fine impression
(with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details), color and condition. 
Very nice state !

“A playful couple is about to get ready for intercourse. Their friskiness is accentuated by the
ducks depicted on the screen behind them.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Preparation – c.1830.

Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Preparation – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school.
Surimono
(Comissioned print). Date: c.1830. Size: 5” x 3 3/4” inches. Fine impression
(with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details), color and condition. 
Very nice state !

“After dinner a couple is preparing for love-making. The woman has adopted a relaxed pose
leaning her head against her hand.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga Set – Dog Exposes Private Parts – On A Hot Day – c.1830.

Surimono Shunga Set – Dog Exposes Private Parts – On A Hot Day – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print set by an important member of the Utagawa school.
Surimono
(Commisioned print). Date: c.1830s. Tanzaku-e size: 7” x 1 2/3” inches.
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, very good color and condition.
Slight horizontal centerfold but overall in a very good state !

“A woman is trying to cool herself down with a fan during the warmest time of the day. A small dog
wearing an ornate collar is pulls on her kimono thereby exposing her private parts. The accompanying
piece features Japanese text which is a commentary on the image.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga Set – Exploring Intimate Couple – c.1830.

 Surimono Shunga Set – Exploring Intimate Couple – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print set by an important member of the Utagawa school.
Surimono
(Commisioned print). Date: c.1830. Tanzaku-e size: 7” x 1 2/3” inches.
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, very good color and condition.
Slight horizontal centerfold and minor marks and flaws.

“Subtle depiction of a couple sitting on a verandah while exploring each other. Wonderful use of the
unusual format. The accompanying piece features Japanese text which is a commentary on the image.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga Set – Unusual Pose – c.1830.

Surimono Shunga Set – Unusual Pose – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print set by an important member of the Utagawa school.
Surimono
(Commisioned print). Date: c.1830. Tanzaku-e size: 7” x 1 2/3” inches.
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, very good color and condition.
Slight horizontal centerfold but overall in a very good state !

“Intimate couple in an unusual pose against a red ground. The accompanying piece features Japanese
text which is a commentary on the image.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Fallen Pillow – c.1830.

Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Fallen Pillow – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by an important member of the Utagawa school
(could very well be Kunisada or another master). Surimono (commisioned print). Date: c.1830.
Size: 7 1/3” x 4 3/4” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details),
color and very good condition. Some minor wrinkling, very slight centerfold otherwise very nice state !

“Set against a dark blue ground this superbly printed design features an erotic encounter between a
courtesan and a client. Their excitement is emphasized by the fallen geisha pillow in front of them.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Secret Lovers Yosaburτ And Otomi – c.1830.

Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Secret Lovers Yosaburτ And Otomi – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by an important member of the Utagawa school
(could very well be Kunisada or another master). Surimono (commisioned print). Date: c.1830.
Size: 7 1/3” x 4 3/4” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details),
color and very good condition. Some minor wrinkling, very slight centerfold otherwise very nice state !

“An excellently printed shunga depicting an impulsive encounter between Yosaburτ and his secret lover
Otomi.Yosaburτ, a petty criminal, who had once dared to have an affair with Otomi, a gangser’s mistress.
When the gangster found out about the affair, Otomi fled and was thought to have drowned herself.
She did not die however and was saved by a stranger, who later turned out to be her brother.
As a result of his liason Yosaburτ’s face was mutilated by the vindictive gangster Genzaemon. 
The scraf he wears around his head is to cover his scars.”

 

 

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Rare Shunga – Kuniyoshi – Tattooed Suikoden Hero With Princess – c.1828.

Rare Shunga – Kuniyoshi – Tattooed Suikoden Hero With Princess – c.1828.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861).
Surimono
(Commisioned print).Date: c.1828. Koban size: 5” x 3 3/4” inches.
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, very good color and condition.
Very slight loss of paper (above right corner), minor wrinkling but overall in a very good state !

“A highly coveted shunga design featuring the famous Suikoden hero Tanmeijiro Genshogo who 
is making love to the queen of the Island of Women while holding an opponent in an armlock. 
Flying geese at sunset in the background.”

Reference:  p.65 and 83 (Fig.91) in the book ‘Strangers in Paradise: The Foreign Image in 
Japanese Art and Shunga’ by Richard Lane.

Very rare !

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Basketry – Nosy Rat – Bats – c.1820.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Basketry – Nosy Rat – Bats – c.1820.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print attributed to Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).
Surimono
(Commisioned print). Date: c.1820. Koban size: 5” x 3 2/3” inches.
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, very good color and condition.
Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“A basket weaver no longer can control his arousement and has pushed his partner over the 
bamboo baskets to prepare for intercourse. They are surrounded by his tools and have 
attracted the attention of a nosy rat.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Angry Husband – Mosquito-Net – c.1820.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Angry Husband – Mosquito-Net – c.1820.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print attributed to Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).
Surimono
(Commisioned print). Date: c.1820. Koban size: 5” x 3 3/4” inches.
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details (lantern), color and very
good condition. Two very tiny wormholes only otherwise very good state!

“An angry deceived man holding a lantern grabs the male lover who is making love to 
his wife. The woman is ‘hiding’ behind the mosquito-net.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Startled By The Fireworks – c.1850.

Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Startled By The Fireworks – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1850. Koban size: 5” x 3 1/3” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic
pigment details), color and condition. Slight trimming but overall in a very nice state!

“A humorous scene featuring a solitary young girl is startled by the fireworks outside.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Ronin With Female Traveller – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1850. Koban size: 4 4/5” x 3 2/3” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic
pigment details), color and very good condition. Slight vertical and horizontal centerfold (barely visible)

“An attentive ronin (samurai) is making love to a female traveller outside.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Fingering – c.1850.

Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Fingering – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1850. Koban size: 4 4/5” x 3 2/3” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic
pigment details), color and condition. Minor wear only otherwise very nice state !

“A nice shunga design depicting a forceful male who is mainly focused on the private parts 
of his female partner.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Young Actor – c.1850.

Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Young Actor – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1850. Koban size: 4 4/5” x 3 2/3” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic
pigment details), color and condition. Minor marks and flaws otherwise very nice state !

“A wakashu (young actor usually shown with their foreheads covered in purple cloth) makes love doggy-style
to an oiran (high-class courtesan) who is holding on to one of the large hair-pins.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – On The Balcony – c.1850.

Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – On The Balcony – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1850. Koban size: 5 1/3” x 2 4/5” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic
pigment details), color and condition. Very nice state !

“On the balcony of a brothel a courtesan is entertaining a client. She is, at the same time, looking at the
activities on the street.”

 

 

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Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Designation – c.1850.

Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – Designation – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a pupil of the Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1850. Koban size: 5 1/3” x 2 4/5” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic
pigment details), color and condition. Very nice state !

“A male is pointing his finger at something outside the image while penetrating his female partner in the missionary pose.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Smoking Cabinet – c.1830.

Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Smoking Cabinet – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by an important member of the Utagawa school
(could very well be Kunisada or another master). Surimono (commisioned print). Date: c.1830.
Size: 5 1/3” x 2 4/5” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details),
color and condition. Very nice state !

“A great shunga scene featuring a couple making love near a smoking cabinet.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Orgasm – c.1830.

Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Orgasm – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by an important member of the Utagawa school
(could very well be Kunisada or another master). Surimono (commisioned print). Date: c.1830.
Size: 5 1/3” x 2 4/5” inches. Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details),
color and condition. Very nice state !

“A superbly printed surimono design depicting a couple at the moment of orgasm.”

 

 

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Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Cleaning Genitals – c.1830.

Surimono Shunga – Utagawa School – Cleaning Genitals – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by an important member of the Utagawa school
(could very well be Kunisada or another master). Surimono (commisioned print). Date: c.1830.
Size: 5 1/3” x 2 4/5” inches.Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details),
color and condition. Very nice state !

“An excellent deluxe print design portraying a couple who are cleaning their genitals after their
insatiable (as indicated by the used tissues surrounding them) love-making.”

 

 

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Shunga – Utagawa School – Striking Pose – c.1840.

Shunga – Utagawa School – Striking Pose – c.1840.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by a prominent member of the Utagawa school.
Surimono
(Commisioned print). Date: c.1840. Koban size: 5” x 3 2/3” inches.
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, color and near fine condition.
Very nice state !

“Humorous erotic image with a couple in an unconventional pose.”

Provenance: Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet collection.

 

 

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Rare Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Mussel Seekers – c.1830.

Rare Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Mussel Seekers – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock attributed to Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).
Surimono
(Commisioned print). Date: c.1820. Koban size: 5 1/5” x 4” inches.
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, color and near fine condition.
Very nice state !

“A lovely shunga design with two mussel seekers having intercourse in the open field.”

Provenance: Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet collection.

 

 

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Very Rare Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Completely Nude Couple – c.1820.

Very Rare Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Completely Nude Couple – c.1820.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock attributed to Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).
Surimono
(Commisioned print). Date: c.1820. Koban size: 5 1/10” x 3 3/4” inches.
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, color and near fine condition.
Very nice state !

“A superb surimono piece with subtle printing accentuating the female body with strong embossing lines.”

Provenance: Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet collection.

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Couple In A Dark Room – c.1820.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Couple In A Dark Room – c.1820.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock attributed to Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).
Surimono
(Commisioned print). Date: c.1820. Koban size: 5 1/5” x 4” inches.
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details,
color and near fine condition. Very nice state !

“An excellent erotic design that portrays the love-making couple in a dark setting.
The darkenss is caused because lantern has shrunk.”

Provenance: Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet collection.

 

 

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Surimono Shunga Set – Utagawa School – Lovers – Sushi – c.1830.

Surimono Shunga Set – Utagawa School – Lovers – Sushi – c.1830.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock set by an important member of the Utagawa school (could very well
be Kunisada or another master). Surimono (commisioned print). Date: c.1830. Size (each): 5 1/3” x 2 3/4” inches.
Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details), very good color and condition. 
Very slight folding marks but otherwise very nice condition !

“The first scene features a couple making love near a smoking cabinet. The second one depicts sushi on a plate.”

 

 


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