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Keisai Eisen    渓斎 英泉   ( 1790 –1848 )  Shunga   p2763 ~ p2788.

‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love / Child’s-hand Oak)’

 

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Silhouet – Gossiping Courtesans – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Silhouet – Gossiping Courtesans – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“In a brothel two courtesans are gossiping about the activities in the room behind them.
Their colleague has sensed their exitement while the silhouet of her male client is visible through
the transparent shoji sliding doors.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Abiding Client – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Abiding Client – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“Two oiran (high-class corutesans) animate an abiding client.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Attentive Courtesan – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Attentive Courtesan – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“An attentive courtesan (a hairpin rakishly between her teeth) inspects her surrounding while her client prepares for penetration

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Passionate Couple – Giant Censer – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Passionate Couple – Giant Censer – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“A passionate man graps both breasts of the woman holding them tightly while passionately kissing her on the mouth and penetrating her sideways. In the background a smoking censer adds to the dynamic of the image.”

Reference: p.118 (Fig.1) in Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga by Ofer Shagan.

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Regular Customer – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Regular Customer – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“In the dialogue of the Japanese text in this print the man tels how he enjoys paid sex by using his money freely. At the end after his orgasm he says: ”...Let’s do it again later. As usual, let’s do it four or five times before tomorrow morning. How do you want me to put it in? A pussy as good as yours is without compare!” After she replies: “Mmmm! Ah, oh yes! [etcetera...]

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Storage Room – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Storage Room – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“In a darkened storage room a couple have a secret intimate encounter. Their faces are partially illuminated 
as another girl leaves the room.”

Reference: p.431 (Fig.132) in Shunga, Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art by Timon Screech.

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Deep Penetration – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Deep Penetration – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“A male lover forces himself to penetrate his loved one deeply. The folding screen in the background features a mountain village with a bridge on the left and swimming turtles (a symbol of longevity in Japan) on the right.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Reflection Of Lover In The Water – Mandarin Ducks – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Reflection Of Lover In The Water – Mandarin Ducks – c.1836..

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“A woman sitting on a bench near a stream sees the reflection of her lover’s face in the water. He wears his hair in the topknot as the popular Mitsuuji, who was illustrated in > Kunisada’s famous Rustic Genji series
The mandarin ducks are a symbol of fidelity because it was believed they paired for life.”

The poem in the sky above the ducks is written in Chinese kanshi:

Mandarin ducks on a pillow - three sleeping heads,
Kingfihers enclosed within sliding doors - six legs encroached.

(translation by Laura Moretti)

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Ward-off – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Ward-off – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, very slight staining spot (margin), marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“A courtesan is warding-off a hasty client while lifting her undergarment.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Energetic Female Lover – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Energetic Female Lover – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“An impatient woman is pulling her lover’s belt to force him to undertake more action.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Harbour – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Harbour – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition. 
Minor wear and soiling, a staining spot in the margin, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“Superb scene of an Intimate couple on the verandah near a harbour.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – From The Rear – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – From The Rear – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Red publisher’s stamp (left upper margin). Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a 
very nice state !

“In a luxuriously decorated living room a male lover is penetrating his partner from behind.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Focused Man – Turtles – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Focused Man – Turtles – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“A dedicated man is focusing (look at his facial expression!) on the pleasure of his female lover while she firmly holds on to his legs. The turtles depicted on the lower part of the screen stands for longevity.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Sex Education – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Sex Education – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition. 
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“A young male examines the private parts of his mature “sex instructor” after they have studied the shungabooks in front of them. A shamisen (a tree-stringed musical instrument) stands in the background.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Gifts – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Gifts – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“A young male examines the private parts of his mature “sex instructor” after they have studied the shungabooks in front of them. A shamisen (a tree-stringed musical instrument) stands in the background.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Staircase – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Staircase – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, transfer staining (upper margin) marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“On the first floor of an apartment a couple is passionately making love. The woman is holding on to the bannister while directing the man’s penis to her private parts.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Married Couple and Infant – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Married Couple and Infant – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, two small staining spots (margin), marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“An entertaining image of a family scene. The man is preparing his tobacco pipe while his wife is seducing him. Their sleeping infant wears a characteristic hair-style of the day.”

 

 

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Rare Theme – Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Lesbian Encounter – c.1836.

Rare Theme – Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Lesbian Encounter – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“A rare image portraying two adult females making love Striking is the tissue between their joined hands (probably to wipe off their body fluids). In the background one can see a folded kimono featuring 
a dragon motif.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Insecure Young Man – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Insecure Young Man – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“An inexperienced adolescent male examines the erogenous zones of a mature courtesan.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Umbrella – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Umbrella – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 6” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, tiny pinholes, minor marks and flaws.

“Two oiran (high-class corutesans) animate an abiding client.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Smoking Pipe – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Smoking Pipe – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 6” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, tiny pinholes, minor marks and flaws.

“A beauty is holding a tobacco pipe while her male lover gently touches her hair-pin.
She has blackened her teeth (ohaguro)

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Tissue – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Tissue – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836.Size: 6” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa ’(Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak).
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, tiny pinholes, minor marks and flaws.

“A nice okubi-e scene of a couple standing outside in the moonlight. A Japanese cuckoo (hototogisu) flying in front of the crecent moon. In Japan, it is believed that the cuckoo calls spirits to the next world.
It symbolizes the transience of life as well as loneliness and melancholy.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Phallus Flowers – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Phallus Flowers – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 6” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, tiny pinholes, minor marks and flaws.

“A rare erotic scene from nature involving flowers with phallus-shaped chalices.”

Reference: p.259 (Fig.41) in Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga by Ofer Shagan

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Phallus Butterfly – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Phallus Butterfly – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 6” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, tiny pinholes, minor marks and flaws.

“A superb scene with flowers and a butterfly with phallus-shaped wings.”

Reference: p.254 (Fig.20) in Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga by Ofer Shagan

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Two-Headed Paradise Flycatcher – c.1836.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Two-Headed Paradise Flycatcher – c.1836.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 6” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, tiny pinholes, minor marks and flaws.

“A crazy kacho-ga (pictures of birds and flowers) scene featuring a two-headed Paradise Flycatcher in flight.”

 

 

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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Aristocratic Dolls – c.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Aristocratic Dolls – c.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1836. Size: 5 7/8” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Konote gashiwa (Two Aspects of Love/ Child’s-hand Oak)’.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, tiny pinholes, minor marks and flaws.

“A delightful scene featuring two paper dolls of an aristocratic male and female figure and a basket with shells (?).”

 

 


 

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