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Utagawa Kunisada   歌川国貞  ( 1786~1865 )    p879 ~ p893.

 

 

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

Fallen Lantern - Evening Breeze.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827 - Fallen Lantern - Evening Breeze.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Excellent impression, fine color and very good condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling and transfer stains due to metallic pigments, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state ! No backing or repairs ! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

An intimate couple caught by a evening breeze !

Reference: p.136 (Ill.136) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

The designs from this shunga series by Kunisada are treated in many books on shunga such as 'Japanese Erotic Fantasies' by C.Uhlenbeck and M. Winkel, 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli....etc. The apppeal of the prints lay in the clarity of the imagery, which is not cluttered by surrounding blocks of texts. The prints are exquisitely printed and would have been a commision by a wealthy townsmen.

 

 

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

Excited Woman.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827 - Excited Woman.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827.
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state ! No backing or repairs ! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

A striking depiction of an intimate couple with the woman in a very excited pose !

Reference: p.137 (Ill.137 in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

Couple Watching Shunga Scroll.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga ! Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state! No backing or repairs ! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

A man inspired by a scroll with erotic paintings is trying to convince his female partner!

Reference: p.134 (Ill.132) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

In The Forest.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state! No backing or repairs ! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

A delightful shunga depiction with a strong seasonal connotation with the flowering trees surrounding 
the intimate couple !


Reference: p.135 (Ill.134) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

See p893 for more information on Kunisada's excellent series 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame' !!

 

 

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

Bathhouse Scene - Lesbian.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827. Bathhouse Scene - Lesbian.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Excellent impression, fine color and very good condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/7" x 9 3/4" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, two very small thinning spots, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state ! No backing or repairs ! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

A very rare and famous scene depicting two women in a bathhouse! This design bears strong lesbian undertones !

Reference: p.139 (Ill.139) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

See p893 for more information on Kunisada's excellent series 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame' !!

 

 

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

Drinking Sake.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 3/4" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state! No backing or repairs !  Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

A design depicting an intimate scene of an amorous couple entangled in a unusual position while the woman drinks sake !  The cuckoos depicted on the folding screen in the background indicate that this print comes from the spring edition !

Reference: p.138 (Ill.138) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

See p893 for more information on Kunisada's excellent series 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame' !!

 

 

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

Disturbed Couple.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state ! No backing or repairs ! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

A couple on a verandah by night are caught by surprise! Look for the terrified look on the woman's face !

Reference: p.140 (lll.142) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

Couple On Verandah.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state! No backing or repairs ! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

A hurried liaison between a geisha and her lover on the second floor of a teahouse !

Reference: p.141 (Ill.143 - depicted a later version with rain) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

Tattooed Man.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827  Tattooed Man.

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827.
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state! No backing or repairs ! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments !  Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

Wondeful shunga design involving a tattood man !

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

After Intercourse.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling and transfer staining due to metallic pigments, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state! No backing or repairs! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

A couple depicted just after having intercourse taking a rest while drinking tea !

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

Boat Scene.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827.
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, some transfer staining due to the effect of metallic pigments, some very minor soiling, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state !
No backing or repairs! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! 
Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

Beautiful shunga design depicting an intimate couple on a boat !

Reference: p.140 (Ill.141) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

See p893 for more information on Kunisada's excellent series 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame' !!

 

 

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

Playing Cat With Butterflies.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

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Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state! No backing or repairs! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

A woman is removing the ear hairs of her husband while he's reaching under her kimono! In the background a cat is chasing butterflies !

Reference: p.134 (Ill.133) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827 - Mosquito-Net.

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1827.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827 - Mosquito-Net.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827.
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches.
This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter:
Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga ! 
Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state ! No backing or repairs ! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

A married couple under the shelter of mosquito-netting, the woman lights an incense stick to ward off the mosquitoes.

Reference: p.139 (Ill.140) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli, p.190 (Ill.72a) in 'Japanese Erotic 
Fantasies' by C.Uhlenbeck.   (sp6-21) 

 

 

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Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

Foreplay.

Famous Kunisada - Four Seasons - First Edition - c.1827

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Excellent impression, fine color and near fine condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 1/2" x 9 2/3" inches. This design comes from Kunisada's series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons) and is today his most valued work in shunga! Very slightly trimmed, some very minor soiling, marks and flaws otherwise in a magnificent state! No backing or repairs! Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments ! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines !

An extraordinary design in which a couple are entangled in a foreplay ! These kind of shunga designs are very uncommon !

Reference:p.136 (Ill.135) in 'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by M. Fagioli.

See p893 for more information on Kunisada's excellent series 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame' !!

 

 


 

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