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Utagawa Toyokuni III  三代歌川豊国

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川 国貞   (1786 -12 January 1865).

Shunga   p3202 ~ p3218.

 

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Very Rare Fold-Out Shunga – Kunisada – Secret Intimate Scene – c.1827.

Very Rare Fold-Out Shunga – Kunisada – Secret Intimate Scene – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size (closed): 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Size (opened): 19 1/2” x 11 1/5” inches. 
Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.Fine impression, very good color and good condition. Several tissue backed tiny wormholes (mainly in the margin), minor wear and soiling.

“An intriguing fold-out piece that starts with an amusing scene featuring a shivering retarded man sitting on a wooden bucket while being taken care of by a noble family.When the four tabs are flipped one enters the “secret” world of a bathhouse. Open the tabs (click on the picture) and enter this secret female world.”

This series is discussed in depth in the nice catalogue Shunga, Stages of Desire which has been published by the Honolulu Museum of Art.

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Women Bathing – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Women Bathing – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Some tiny wormholes, very minor wear and soiling.

“A lovely scene with two females washing and drying themeselves depicted in opposite directions.”

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Bathhouse Rooms – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Bathhouse Rooms – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Very minor wear and soiling.

“In this striking scene a man reaches out from the interior background to draw the woman inside with him.
The viewer is also brought into the act as they spy not only upon the encounter between the man and the woman,but also upon several more women in a third room that opens to the right, while the sense of public space is expanded even further to the outside world through the window on the left, where a harbor is visible. Multiple layers of space interact simulatneously each impringing upon the next with an ever-decreasing degree of privacy.”

Reference: p.82 (Fig.25b) in Shunga, Stages of Desire published by the Honolulu Museum of Art. 

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Skin Whitening – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Skin Whitening – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Some tiny wormholes, very minor wear and soiling.

“A nice bathhouse scene in which the viewer is exposed to two various activities in two seperate rooms.
In the foreground a woman is whitening her skin in front of a mirror while being observed by a friend.

In the bath area in the background a completely nude couple have an intimate exchange.”

 

 

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Shunga – Toyokuni III / Kunisada –

Shunga – Kunisada – Man And Woman In Bathhouse – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 5 2/3” x 8 2/3” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and condition. One tiny wormhole, very minor wear and soiling.

“In this illustration two spaces within the bathhouse are divided in to (relative) exterior space in the foreground, where a woman washing herself glances through the barrier of a partiallyopened sliding door into the background interior space, in which a nude male enjoys the relaxing steam.”

Reference: p.82 (Fig.25a) in Shunga, Stages of Desire published by the Honolulu Museum of Art.

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Fuelling The Fire – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Fuelling The Fire – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 5 2/3” x 8 2/3” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and good condition. Slightly backed, several tiny wormholes,
very minor wear and soiling.

“A delightful private scene of two ladies in a bathhouse. One of them is creating fire for a wood-fired hot tub while the other lady is washing her private parts (look for the tattoo on her arm!).”

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Bathroom Floor – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Bathroom Floor – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Some tiny wormholes, very minor wear and soiling.

“An impatient couple is making love on the bathroom floor. A nice detail is the whirlpool in the water of the hot tub in the floor.”

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Bathhouse Entrance – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Bathhouse Entrance – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and good condition. Very slightly backed, some tiny wormholes,
very minor wear and soiling.

“On the verandah of the entrance of a bathhouse two couples are unabashedly making love.”

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Horny Bathhouse Visitor – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Horny Bathhouse Visitor – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and good condition. Very slightly backed, some tiny wormholes, 
very minor wear and soiling.

“A troublesome visitor of a bathhouse is touching a dismayed servant.”

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Mountain Verandah – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Mountain Verandah – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and good condition. Some tiny wormholes (tissue backed),
very minor wear and soiling.

“On the verandah of a mountain villa a couple is studying a shungabook while playing with themselves.”

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Private Graden – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Private Graden – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Very slightly backed, minor wear and soiling.

“A superb image that develops upon the theme of outdoor space introduced through the open window, now transforming it into a more controlled private garden, where a woman relaxes with her cat, her vagina visible through her loose clothing. A male servant spies upon her from a nearby window. Not only does Kunisada once again use multiple levels of space functioning simultanously to violate any sense of clear seperation between public and private,but he further develops the theme through the introduction of multiple gazes, with the woman and the cat looking at each other, the man looking at the two of them, and the viewer watching the entire scene (with an even further layer of self-gaze implied by a covered mirror in the woman’s bedroom interior).”

Reference: p.83 (Fig.25c) in Shunga, Stages of Desire published by the Honolulu Museum of Art

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Tour Group At A Shrine – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Tour Group At A Shrine – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Very slightly backed, minor wear and soiling.

“A group of travellers are visiting the top floor of a shrine.”

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Embarassed Man – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Embarassed Man – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Very minor wear and soiling.

“A comical illustration of an interior scene where the woman now confronts the servant, and the gazes once again are reversed as she glares directly at him, while he lowers his head and covers his face in shame (yet another contrast of public and private is introduced at this point, since their confrontation intrudes upon a couple having sex in the next room, sperated from them only by a folding screen).”

Reference: p.83 (Fig.25d) in Shunga, Stages of Desire published by the Honolulu Museum of Art

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Sneaky Man – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Sneaky Man – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Very minor wear and soiling.

“A man is penetrating his lover while playing with one of her nipples as he slyly looks at the viewer from behind the woman’s back. It’s Spring as is accentuated by the two frolicking swallows depicted on the screen behind them.”

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Lay Over – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Lay Over – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Very minor wear and soiling.

“A couple has interrupted their intimate activities to smoke a pipe.”

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Aristocracy – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Aristocracy – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and good condition. Very slightly backed, several tiny wormholes, very minor wear and soiling.

“An aristocratic lady is handing over a bar of soap to a shy male. He is wearing an eboshi cap which betrays he also has a noble background.”

 

 

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Shunga – Kunisada – Impatient Woman – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Impatient Woman – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 6” x 8 2/3” inches. Series: ‘The Myth of the Bathhouse (Sento shinwa)’.
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Very minor wear and soiling.

“An insatiable woman is trying to persuade her reluctant husband to have another intimate session.”

 

 

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