Japanese color woodblock Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c. late 1810s. Size: 10 1/3"
x 8 1/4" inches. Fine impression, color and very good
condition. Some minor staining, foxing, soiling, some very
tiny holes, marks and flaws. Wonderful printing details such
as gauffrage and metallic pigments are added.
shunga scene featuring a sexual encounter of two awabi
(abalone) divers experimenting with a sea-sucumber.
p.254 (Fig. 6.90) in Shunga, the Art of Love in Japan
by Tom and Mary Evans.
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