Masterpiece - Chõkyõsai Eiri – Dutch Captain –
With Prostitute – c.1801.
Original antique Japanese color
woodblock print by Chõkyõai Eiri (act. 1789-1801). Shunga
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
“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
(Ill.49a) in ‘Japanese Erotic Fantasies, Sexual Imagery
of the Edo Period’ by Chris Uhlenbeck
(Ill.4) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, The Hidden
World of Shunga’ by Ofer Shagan
(Ill.6.75) in ‘Shunga, the Art of Love in Japan’
by Tom and Mary Evans
(top) in ‘Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories
by Utamaro...etc.’ by Gian Carlo Calza
(Ill.119) in ‘Shunga, Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art’ by
Hayashi and Lane 1995-2000, Vol.9; Hayashi and Lane 1995-2000,
suppl. Vol.1, p.124-6, No.200
Screech 2009, No.122
you can check out an article on Westerners portrayed in
print has been included in the collections of countless
museums such as the
The Metropolitan Museum of Art !
the Great Masterpieces of Shunga !