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Utagawa Kunisada   歌川国貞  ( 1786~1865 )    p2423 ~ p2428.

 

 


p2423  -  €650   -  US$
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Very Rare Kunisada – Young Male With Harigata – c.1836.

Utagawa Kunisada  ( 1786 ~ 1865 ).

Very Rare Kunisada – Young Male With Harigata – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1836. Size: 10 2/3” x 8 2/3” inches.

Series: Shunjo gidan mizuage-cho'.  
Fine (early) impression, very good color and condition.
Some minor wear and soiling and marks and flaws only Nice use of metallic pigments and black lacquer details.

“A superb (as far as we know unique!) scene of a young couple making love. At first instance it looks like the couple involves two females but when studied closer the hairstyle of the below figure (sporting a giant harigata) and the small scrotum reveal his male gender.”

References: p.328 (Fig.39) in Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga by Shagan Ofer.

As said, a very rare design !

 

 


p2424  -  €435   -  US$
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Kunisada – Tattooed Fireman – c.1836.

Utagawa Kunisada  ( 1786 ~ 1865 ).

Kunisada – Tattooed Fireman – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1836. Size: 10 4/5” x 8 2/3” inches.

Series: Shunjo gidan mizuage-cho'.  
Fine (early) impression, very good color and condition.
Some minor wear and soiling and marks and flaws only Nice use of metallic pigments and black lacquer details.

“An excited woman is sitting on the lap of her lover while holding his arm in pure ecstacy. 
His tattooed arms betray his lower class status (he might be a fireman).”

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p2425  -  €385   -  US$
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Kunisada – Pure Ecstacy – c.1836.

Utagawa Kunisada  ( 1786 ~ 1865 ).

Kunisada – Pure Ecstacy – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1836. Size: 10 4/5” x 8 2/3” inches.

Series: Shunjo gidan mizuage-cho'.  
Fine (early) impression, very good color and condition.Some minor staining, wear and soiling and marks and flaws only Nice use of metallic pigments and black lacquer details.

“A woman is biting in a blanket in full ecstacy while her male lover his stimulating her vagina. 
A lovely detail is woman’s foot which is held by the man.”

 

 


p2426  -  €385   -  US$
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Kunisada – Secret Kiss – c.1836.

Utagawa Kunisada  ( 1786 ~ 1865 ).

Kunisada – Secret Kiss – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1836. Size: 10 4/5” x 8 2/3” inches.

Series: Shunjo gidan mizuage-cho'.  
Fine (early) impression, very good color and condition. 
Some minor wear and soiling and marks and flaws only Beautiful gauffrage details (to the white collars) and metallic details.

“An aristocratic couple are in the act of foreplay secretly kissing behind the woman’s sleeve.”

 

 


p2427  -  €385   -  US$
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Kunisada – Pond – c.1836.

Utagawa Kunisada  ( 1786 ~ 1865 ).

Kunisada – Pond – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 2/3” inches.

Series: Shunjo gidan mizuage-cho'.  
Fine (early) impression, very good color and condition. 
Some minor wear and soiling and marks and flaws only Nice use of metallic pigments and black lacquer details.

Wonderful early impression with the woodgrain clearly visible on the blue doors !

“A special design with a striking composition featuring three people. In the foreground a couple secretly making advances to each other while in the background a woman (most probably a servant) is waiting near a pond.”

 

 


p2428  -  €250   -  US$
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Kunisada – Tea Ceremony – Fishing Baskets – c.1836.

Utagawa Kunisada  ( 1786 ~ 1865 ).

Kunisada – Tea Ceremony – Fishing Baskets – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1836. Size: 10 3/4” x 8 2/3” inches.

Series: Shunjo gidan mizuage-cho'.  
Fine (early) impression, very good color and condition. 
Some minor wear and soiling and marks and flaws only Nice use of metallic pigments and black lacquer details.

“Three fishermen have a tea ceremony. Their fishing baskets attached to the landing stage.”

 


 

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