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Utagawa Kunisada  ( 1786 -1864 )    -     Shunga   p1951 ~ p1956

 

 

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Shunga - Kunisada - Adolescent With Courtesan - c.1840.

Shunga - Kunisada - Adolescent With Courtesan - c.1840.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (lit. Spring picture). 
Date: c.1840. Obon size: 13 1/2" x 9 1/3" inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Some very minimal dirt in margins, minor marks and flaws otherwise wonderful state. 
Excellent use of metallic pigment.

Lovely Kunisada piece displaying a courtesan making advances to a young boy introducing him to adulthood. The shungabooks that lay besides the boy on the floor are another indication of his education.

 

 

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Shunga - Kunisada - Tea Break - c.1840.

Shunga - Kunisada - Tea Break - c.1840.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (lit. Spring picture). 
Date: c.1840. Obon size: 13 2/3" x 9 2/5" inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition.
Some very minimal dirt in margins, minor marks and flaws otherwise wonderful state. 
Excellent use of metallic pigment and strong woodblock graining (clearly visible in the dark 
green of the floor!).

An amusing scene with a couple who have interrupted their love-making for a tea break.

 

 

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Shunga - Kunisada - Amused Passerby - c.1840.

Shunga - Kunisada - Amused Passerby - c.1840.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (lit. Spring picture). 
Date: c.1840. Obon size: 13 2/3" x 9 1/2" inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws otherwise wonderful state. Excellent use of metallic pigment.

A intimate couple having intercourse in the hallway of a brothel. 
They are observed by a female passerby in the background.

 

 

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Shunga - Kunisada - High Class Samurai - c.1840.

Shunga - Kunisada - High Class Samurai - c.1840.

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Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (lit. Spring picture). 
Date: c.1840. Obon size: 13 1/" x 9 1/3" inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Some very minimal dirt in margins, minor marks and flaws otherwise wonderful state. 
Excellent use of metallic pigment.

Very nice depiction of a high-class samurai and his lover engaged. 
His outfit and armour lay behind them.

 

 

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Shunga - Kunisada - Oiran With Aristocratic Client - c.1840.

Shunga - Kunisada - Oiran With Aristocratic Client - c.1840.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (lit. Spring picture). 
Date: c.1840. Obon size: 13 2/3" x 9 1/2" inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Some very minimal dirt in margins, minor marks and flaws otherwise superb state. 
Excellent use of metallic pigment.

An excellent piece with a client of aristocratic stature entering a high-class courtesan. 

An amusing detail is the woman's left foot encouraging the man's rythm. Look for magnificent use of gold pigments on the folding screen behind them depicting noh (a traditional Japanese musical drama that dates from the 14th Century) dancers.

 

 

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Shunga - Kunisada - Aristocratic Couple - c.1840.

Shunga - Kunisada - Aristocratic Couple - c.1840.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (lit. Spring picture). 
Date: c.1840. Obon size: 13 1/2" x 9 1/2" inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Some very minimal dirt in margins, minor marks and flaws otherwise wonderful state. 
Excellent use of metallic pigment.

A couple of aristocratic status ( specific coiffures and the woman's cultivated eyebrows ) are making love in the privacy of their bedroom.

 

 


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