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Toyokuni III (Kunisada)  ( 1786 -1864 ) 

Shunga   p3485 ~ p3497.

 

 

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Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Cheating Underneath Mosquito-Net – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1842 .Size: 10 4/5” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'. 
Title: ‘Lovers andSleeping Husband.’ Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments and printing 
of the mosquito-netting), very good color and near fine condition. Minor marks and flaws only!

"...Kunisada also used this in a page of his ' Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons (Shiki no sugatami)', where the viewer sees a woman's head (and mind) still in bed with her rightful partner, while her genitals -- divided by the netting -- are outside (illus. 49). Although she is aware of what she does, the status of her sexual act, sectioned off from her head, seems dreamlike, for mental and bodily zones do not match. Pictorially, she is doing nothing wrong". (Timon Screech)

Reference: on p.127 (Fig.49) in ‘Sex and the Floating World – Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820’ by Timon Screech

A superb design from one of Kunisada’s most famous shunga series

 

 

p3486   -   €750   -  US$ >  Currency Converter.           Contact Info >

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Reading Shungabooks – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1842 .Size: 10 4/5” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Vi.ewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'. 
Fine early impression(with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only!

"Sitting in front of two giant cushions a couple (the woman is an oiran, a high-class courtesan) is looking at a shungabook for inspiration"

 

 

p3487   -   €785   -  US$ >  Currency Converter.           Contact Info >

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Completely Ecstatic Woman – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1842 . Size: 10 4/5” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'.
Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only!

"Another influential erotic design by Kunisada featuring an ecstatic woman who is about to be penetrated 
by her male lover."

 

 

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Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Nosy Adolescent – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1842 . Size: 10 4/5” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'. 
Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only!

"A humorous scene with a young adolescent observing the genitals of a sleeping courtesan by lifting up the blanket. For this design Kunisada was inspired by one of the great ukiyo-e masters of the 18th Century Katsukawa Shuncho (act.1780-1801) who designed a similar image in his book series ‘Ehon narubi ga oka’ (c.1790)."

 

 

p3489   -   €750   -  US$ >  Currency Converter.           Contact Info >

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Outside On The Veranda – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1842 . Size: 10 4/5” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'.
Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only!

"In a vestibule a couple is engaged in foreplay. Behind them we can see the garden in which stands a stone water basin with a scoop with a scoop."

 

 

p3490   -   €785   -  US$ >  Currency Converter.           Contact Info >

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Mouth Feeding – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1842 . Size: 10 4/5” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'. 
Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only!

“Colorful scene portraying an intimate couple with the man feeding his female partner (a courtesan) through 
his mouth."

 

 

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Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Tongue Kissing – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1842 . Size: 10 4/5” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'. 
Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only!

"During their intercourse session a male and a courtesan have a tender moment. The purple pigment details 
are magnificent."

 

 

p3492   -   €785   -  US$ >  Currency Converter.           Contact Info >

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – In The Dark – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1842 . Size: 10 4/5” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'. 
Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. 
Small stain. Minor marks and flaws only!

A striking scene with an intimate couple in a completely darkend space only lighted by one light source."

 

 

p3493   -   €835   -  US$ >  Currency Converter.           Contact Info >

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Wakashu And Courtesan – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1842 . Size: 10 4/5” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'.
Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only!

"A wakashu (male actors playing female roles with their foreheads covered in purple cloth) is making love to 
a courtesan. Wakashu were often depicted in a homoerotic context. The folding screen in the back features
puppy dogs."

 

 

p3494   -   €585   -  US$ >  Currency Converter.           Contact Info >

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Treasure Box – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1842 . Size: 5 4/5” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'.
Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and
near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only!

"A rare erotic design depicting a treasure box containing a female organ."

Reference: on p.263 (Fig.50) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga’ by Ofer Shagan

 

 

p3495   -   €665   -  US$ >  Currency Converter.           Contact Info >

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Intercourse Close-Up – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1842 . Size: 5 3/4” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'.
Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only!

"A great close-up design of male and female genitals."

 

 

p3496   -   €525   -  US$ >  Currency Converter.           Contact Info >

Superb Rain Scene – Utagawa Kunisada – Underneath An Umbrella On A Bridge – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1842 . Size: 5 4/5” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'.
Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only!

"Magnificent design of a couple underneath an umbrella in the rain near a bridge."

Very attractive design !

 

 

p3497   -   €385   -  US$ >  Currency Converter.           Contact Info >

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Secret Encounter – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1842 . Size: 5 4/5” x 8 2/3” inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'.
Fine early impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only !

"In the hallway of a brothel a client has a brief encounter with his favorite courtesan."

 

 


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