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Chokyosai Eiri  鳥橋斎 栄里

( act.1789 ~ 1801 )   c.1801

Fumi no Kiyogaki    文の清書き

( Clean Draft of a Love Letter, or Pure Drawings of Female Beauty )

 

 

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Shunga Masterpiece - Chõkyõsai Eiri – Dutch Captain – 

Dutchman With Prostitute – c.1801.

Description:


Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Chõkyõai Eiri (act. 1789-1801). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: New Year 1801. Oban yoko-e size: 14 1/3” x 10” inches. Series: 'Models of Calligraphy (Fumi no kiyogaki)‘.  
Fine impression, very good color and condition.
Minor marks and flaws only otherwise in a wonderful state. 
Virtually full size.Wonderful use of metallic pigment details.

“Through the window of a brothel in Nagasaki we spy a Dutch captain having sex with a Japanese courtesan. Incense burns in a vessel on the small table to the right, and below it is a small paper sachet which contains an aphrodisiac for women called nyõetsugan. The Dutchman’s long cat-like fingernails are a striking detail.

 

 

 

References: p.146 (Ill.49a) in ‘Japanese Erotic Fantasies, Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period’ by Chris Uhlenbeck
p.345 (Ill.4) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, The Hidden World of Shunga’ by Ofer Shagan
p.237 (Ill.6.75) in ‘Shunga, the Art of Love in Japan’ by Tom and Mary Evans
p.327 (top) in ‘Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories by Utamaro...etc.’ by Gian Carlo Calza
p.400/401 (Ill.119) in ‘Shunga, Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art’ by Timothy Clark
p.12-31; Hayashi and Lane 1995-2000, Vol.9; Hayashi and Lane 1995-2000, suppl. Vol.1, p.124-6, No.200
p.327-8; Buckland 2010
p.110-12, Screech 2009, No.122

 

 

 

>> Here you can check out an article on  Westerners portrayed in shunga.

This print has been included in the collections of countless museums such as the >> British Museum and 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art !
 

One of the Great Masterpieces of Shunga !

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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