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Shunga – Hiroshige – Kuniyoshi – c.1838.

Shunga – Hiroshige – Kuniyoshi – c.1838.

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Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – c.1851.

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – c.1851.

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Shunga – Utagawa Kunimori II.

Shunga – Utagawa Kunimori II.

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Rare Shunga – Toyokuni I – Binded Woman – c.1822.

Toyokuni I   歌川豐國

Rare Shunga – Toyokuni I – Binded Woman – c.1822.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769–1825). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1822. Size: 8 1/4” x 6” inches. Fine impression, color and very good condition. One very tiny wormhole and pinholes (tissue backed), marks and flaws. Series: Ōyogari no koe (Call of Geese Meeting at Night)’’.

“A very shocking design featuring a tied woman who’s left behind by her abductor(s). The viewer can only fear for her dreadful fate...”   “In order to enhance the emotional impact Toyokuni’s printer only used one deliberate color detail (the red lips of the woman).”

This series is Toyokuni’s most important contribution to the art of shunga !


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Shunga – Toyokuni I – Voyeur With Telescope – c.1822.

Toyokuni I   歌川豐國

Shunga – Toyokuni I – Voyeur With Telescope – c.1822.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769–1825). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1822. Size: 8 1/4” x 6” inches. Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some tiny wormholes (mainly border) and pinholes (tissue backed), marks and flaws. 
Series: ‘Ōyogari no koe (Call of Geese Meeting at Night)’’.

“A man in a watchtower is intently peering through a telescope. We notice that he is amazed and envious, and that the image itself is not an erotic setting. A closer look at the man’s lower half reveals that what at first appeared to be part of his leg is in fact his fully erect member.”

“The inscribed text above him in his monologue explaining the situation, “My, oh my, the days are long, so I’ve borrowed a telescope. And what an amazing sight I’ve discovered! “

Reference: p.224 (Fig.119) in ‘Shunga, Japanese Erotic Art’ by Shirakura Yoshihiko.


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Tomioka Eisen ( 1864 - 1905 ).

富岡 永洗

Tomioka Eisen.

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Tomioka Eisen ( 1864 - 1905 ).

富岡 永洗

Tomioka Eisen ( 1864 - 1905 ).

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Erotic Paintings – c.1650.

Erotic Paintings – c.1650.
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Kitagawa Utamaro  ( 1753 - 1806 ).

 

喜多川 歌麿

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Sinister Shunga Masterpiece – Rape In The Forest – Kunisada –

Four Seasons – c.1829.

Utagawa Kunisada  (1786 - 1865).

 

Sinister Shunga Masterpiece – Rape In The Forest – Kunisada – Four Seasons – c.1829.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1829. 
Obon yoko-e size: 13 2/3" x 10" inches. Series: 'Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons (Shunka shuto shiki no nagame)'. Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some minor wear and soiling otherwise in a fine state.

“In ‘Shiki no nagame of 1827-9 by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) there is a terrible scene in which a young woman has been captured by a mountain bandit and is being raped while her legs are tied to a pole. Rosina Buckland has previously commented that it is a general feature of this particular book that the scenes of sexual intercourse are lacking in affection between the protagonists, this particular scene being at the harshest end of the spectrum.“ (Excerpt from the article ‘Violence in Shunga’ by Higuchi Kazutaka [translated by Timothy Clark] from the book Shunga, Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art).

References: p.141 (Fig.144) in ‘Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan’ by M. Fagioli.
p.111 (Fig.40) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga’ by Ofer Shagan.
p.381 (Fig.2) in ‘Shunga, Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art’ by Timothy Clark.

A very important shunga !


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Extraordinary Erotic Bathhouse Scene – Lesbian Subtext – Utagawa Kunisada – 

Four Seasons – c.1829.

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1829.

 

Extraordinary Erotic Bathhouse Scene – Lesbian Subtext – Kunisada – Four Seasons – c.1829.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1829. 
Obon yoko-e size: 13 2/3" x 10" inches. Series: 'Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons (Shunka shuto shiki no nagame)'. Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some minor wear and soiling otherwise fine state.

A superb scene from the acclaimed Four Seasons –series. In a bathhouse we can observe two females executing their esoteric activities.The crouching woman holds a small bag (Furoshiki) including soap between her teeth. She is doing her laundry while at the same time cleaning her vulva. The curved feet of her standing companion is in shunga an indication of sexual excitement.”

Reference:   p.139 (Fig.139) in ‘Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan’ by M. Fagioli.


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Shunga – After Hokusai – French Kiss – c.1900.

 

 

Shunga – After Hokusai – French Kiss – c.1900.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by a pupil of the Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1900s. Chuban yoko-e size: 8 2/5” x 11” inches. Fine impression (with gauffrage and metallic pigments), color and very good condition. A slight vertical centerfold, slight paper remnants to the reverse but in a very good state overall.

“A nice print inspired by Hokusai’s erotic work of a young man French kissing a (befriended) courtesan.“


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Shunga – Katsushika Oi – Courtesan And Client – c.1820.

 

 

Katsushika Ōi   (c.1800 - 1866).

 

Shunga – Katsushika Oi – Courtesan And Client – c.1820.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Katsushika Oi (c.1800–1866). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1820s. Oban yoko-e size: 9 4/5” x 14 3/4” inches. Fine impression (with gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition. The usual, in this case barely visible, vertical centerfold, minor marks and flaws. 
Overall in a very nice state.

“A fine example of Katsushika Oi’s artistry combining some her father’s (Hokusai) favourite details such as the crumpled undergarment but clearly adding her own distinguishing style to the genre. The image features a courtesan entertaining a client. While she is sitting on his lap he is tenderly kissing her on the cheek. The round cartouche in the above left corner featuring flowers is a particular seasonal reference.”

Erotic designs by Oi are a rarity !


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Classic Shunga – Kunisada – Bestiality – Canine Hero Yatsufusa - c.1837.

 

 

Utagawa Kunisada  (1786 - 1865).

 

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: 1837 (New Year). Size: 11 2/5” x 9 1/2” inches. Excellent impression (with gauffrage to the dog’s fur!), 
color and condition. Series: ‘Koi no yatsufuji (Eight Dog Heroes)’. Flawless state!

“Fusehine is having sex with the canine hero Yatsufusa, a small desk with writing implements and scrolls appears to the left. This superb design features a circular frame displaying the view of a “spy“ seen through a telescope.

On this design Timon Screech remarks: “...Bakin’s story included a moment when Satomi Yoshizane looked down from Mt Toyama and saw his daughter, Princess Fuse (whose name literally means ‘lying down’) is engaged in coitus with a dog – justified by Bakin’s title, although he had not written about real canines but about men with the character ‘dog’ in their names.

References: p.193 (Ill.73b.) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies by Chris Uhlenbeck.
p.224 (Ill.109) in Sex and the Floating World by Timon Screech.
p.25 (Ill.48) in Encyclopedia of Japanese Erotic Art: Shunga (Vol.2) by Ofer Shagan.

This series is discussed in detail by the prominent shunga expert Yoshikazu Hayashi in The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga (Vol.6) which includes all the illustrated pages in these books.


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Chuban Shunga – Harunobu – Water Lelies – c.1769.

 

 

Suzuki Harunobu  (c.1724 - 1770).

 

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Suzuki Harunobu (c.1724–1770). Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1769. Chuban yoko-e size: 7 2/3” x 10 2/3” inches. Fine impression, very good color and condition. Series: ‘Furyu Edo Hyakkei: Ueno no Bansho (Eight Fashionable Views of Edo: Vespers Bedmate at Ueno)’. Slightly backed, minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws.Some very small repairs.

“A couple entwined around each other watch the water lelies in Ueno.”

The poem featured in the above cloud is a parody associated with Mii no bansho (Evening Bell at Mii), which is one of theOmi Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi), a popular visual parody based on the classic Chinese theme Eight Views of the Xiao and the Xiang. A poem found on a Harunobu chuban from circa 1768 (Waterhouse, no. 316) shifts the 'Evening Bell' from Miidera to Ueno:

kono yama no On this holy hill
koro machietaru we waited for the season
hana sakari of the flower blossom:
yoso ni wa tsuke yo sound your doleful note elsewhere
iriai no kane vespers bell of Ueno!

The poem on this shunga print also places the bell in Ueno but in a further erotic parody of the theme. The phrase 'iriai no kana' is replaced with 'ireai no ane'; and 'sho' for concubine replaces 'sho' for bell. The poem explains the young man is on his yadosagari, the annual break given to the samurai for home leave which was granted for a few days in the 3rd month and was typically either spent at home or at an inn. The Shinobazu Pond at Ueno was well-known for its lotus and for the deai-chaya (meeting tea-houses) which had rooms overlooking the pond.

kono hodo mo This is the extent
sazo tsutaetaru to which he as passed it on
yadosagari during his home leave:
yoban tsuzukete four times in succession he
ireai no ane joined with the elder sister!
Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade, 2013, nos. 316 & 459 (and poem translations)

Reference: on p.21 (Ill.6) in Japanese Erotic Prints (2001) by Inge Klompmakers.


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Shunga Masterpiece - Chυkyυsai Eiri – Dutch Captain – 

Dutchman With Prostitute – c.1801.

Chokyosai Eiri  ( act. 1789 - 1801 )

 

鳥橋斎 栄里

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Primitive Shunga – Torii Kiyonobu – Couple And Young Servant – c.1690.

 

 

Torii Kiyonobu I  –  鳥居清信

 

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock attributed to Torii Kiyonobu (c.1664–1729).

Sumizuri-e (Ink-printed pictures). Date: c.1690s.
Oban yoko-e size: 15 1/5” x 10 2/5” inches.
Fine impression, color and very good condition.
Some minor rubbing and soiling, tiny repairs, marks and flaws.

“A couple interrupts their love-making while a maiko (an apprentice geisha) serves them tea.”


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Utagawa Kunimori I    歌川国盛

( active ca. 1818~1843 )

Shunga – Kunimori I – Birds – c.1825.

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Yanagawa Shigenobu  柳川 重信

The Floating Bridge of Heaven.

Shunga Masterpiece – Shigenobu – Homoerotic Priest And Young Male – c.1830.

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Delicate Erotic Painting – Threesome – Anonymous Artist – Taisho Period.

Delicate Erotic Painting – Threesome – Anonymous Artist – Taisho Period.

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Description:

Original Japanese erotic color painting by a very skilled anonymous artist. Ink, pencil and color on paper. 
Date: c.1920s. Size: 9 4/5” x 7” inches. Very good state with some minor damage.

“A delightful scene featuring three young adolescents involved in a joyful threesome experimenting with each other.“

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Very Nice Erotic Painting – Passionate Couple – Anonymous Artist – Taisho Period.

Very Nice Erotic Painting – Passionate Couple – Anonymous Artist – Taisho Period.

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Description:

Original Japanese erotic color painting by a very skilled anonymous artist. Ink, pencil and color on paper.
Date: c.1920s. Size: 9 4/5” x 7” inches. Very good state with some minor defects.

“Lovely piece with a realistic rendering of a copulating couple on a mattress. Look for the special attention to the feet and the ecstatic expression of the woman’s face.“

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Erotic Early Taisho Shunga Paintings.

Erotic Early Taisho Shunga Paintings.

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Katsushika Hokusai   葛飾北斎 c.1820.

Shunga – Katsushika Hokusai – Umbrella – Couple In The Open-Air – c.1820.

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Extremely Rare Chinese Reverse Glass Painting – Intimate Threesome – c.1850.

Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.
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Description:

Original antique Chinese erotic reverse glass painting by an unknown master artist. Date: c.1850s. 
Size diameter ca. 4 2/5” inches. Ca. 8” x 7” inches (including frame). Unsigned like all Chinese erotic paintings.
Very good colors and condition. A small burst in the lower part but otherwise in a wonderful state!

“A superbly refined Chinese artwork portraying an intimate threesome involving young participants (look at the delicate faces!). The male has his plaits curled on the top of his shaved head. The frame gives the scene a voyeuristic focus.”

Provenance: Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet Collection.

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In a lot of cases the erotic paintings and drawings, and the much rarer reverse glass paintings like this this one, were often used as an educational tool for newly weds.


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Shunga Hokusai – Egoyomi – Calendar Print – Embracing Lovers – c.1812.

 

 

Shunga Hokusai – Egoyomi – Calendar Print – Embracing Lovers – c.1812.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). Date: c.1812-14. Size: 3 1/3” x 5” inches.
Egoyomi-e (Calendar print). Fine impression, very good color (Egoyomi-e were printed in very fugitive colors) and condition.
One tiny hole (tissue backed), two slight horizontal folding marks, some minor wrinkling and wear. Excellent use of metallic pigments and gauffrage.

“In this lovely and rare egoyomi-e in the typical Hokusai style a man penetrates his wife from behind.”

These unsigned miniature-sized surimono (commisioned print) called egoyomi (calendar print) were limited private editions for the aficionado’s of that period.

They were originally issued in sets of twelve prints, enclosed in casing or envelope which included the title, frequently the date and occasionally even the alias of the artist. The printing is exceptionally subtle, and in the use of pigments and techniques they are similar to surimono

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A very rare find !


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Shunga – Hokusai School – Bestiality – Samurai With Two Dogs Near The Sea – c.1818.

 

 

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by an important artist of the Hokusai school. Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1818-22. Size: 10” x 7 1/4” inches. Very good impression, color and condition.

Series: Ehon kurabiraki. Some minor wear and soiling, two small wormhole and paper repairs.

“On the shore a needy samurai has kneeled down and is about to penetrate one of the dogs who accompanies him.In most cases sexual acts between humans and animals in shunga are used as a form of parody.

It was also a way for artists and their merchant patrons to poke fun at the higher-ranking classes.”

Reference: p.284 (Fig.50) in Japanese Erotic Art: The Hidden World of Shunga by Shagan Ofer.

A much sought after theme within shunga.


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Shunga – Hokusai School – Couple On A Boat – c.1818.

 

 

Shunga – Hokusai School – Couple On A Boat – c.1818.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by an important artist of the Hokusai school. Shunga (Erotic picture). 
Date: c.1818-22. Size: 10” x 7 1/4” inches. Very good impression, color and condition.

Series: Ehon kurabiraki. Some minor wear and soiling, two small wormhole repairs, minor marks and flaws.

“A lovely design depicting a courtesan mounting her client on a pleasure boat. 
They seem disturbed by something in the water.”


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Kitagawa Utamaro  喜多川 歌麿 ( 1753-1806 ). 

Ehon takara gura ( Treasure Room of Love ).

Kitagawa Utamaro ( 1753-1806 ). Ehon takara gura ( Treasure Room of Love ).

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Extremely Rare Shunga Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)   –   Koikawa Shozan (1821-1907)

Extremely Rare Shunga Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)   –   Koikawa Shozan (1821-1907)

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Tomioka Eisen / Ikeda Terukata – c.1896-1905.

Tomioka Eisen / Ikeda Terukata – c.1896-1905.

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Shunga – Hokusai – Vaginal Close-Up – Young Pine Saplings – c.1912.

 

Shunga – Hokusai – Vaginal Close-Up – Young Pine Saplings – c.1912.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). 
Date: Originally 1814 (this c.1912 edition). Size: 8 2/5” x 5 1/2” inches. Fine impression, color and condition. Series: Kinoe no komatsu (Young Pine Saplings). Slightly backed. No marks and flaws. In a wonderful state with fresh colors.

 “A fantastic close-up design portraying the stimulation of the female genitals by a male partner.”

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Shunga – Kunitora – Phallus God – Man With Telescope – c.1824.

 

Shunga – Kunitora – Phallus God – Man With Telescope – c.1824.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunitora (act. early 19th C.). Date: 1824. 
Size: 8 2/5” x 5 2/5” inches. Fine impression (with gauffrage), very good color and condition. 
Series: Senrikyu. Some very light wear and soiling, marks and flaws. Wonderful gauffrage details to the clouds.

“A magnificent image of a phallus god standing on a cloud. The God has offered a telescope to a man who is kneeling down while looking through it. What he sees clearly arouses him...”

Reference:  p.353 (Fig. 29b) in Japanese Erotic Art: The Hidden World of Shunga by Ofer Shagan.


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Oban Meiji Masterpiece – Stunning Rape Design – Tomioka Eisen – c.1896.

Tomioka Eisen (1864~1905).

Oban Meiji Masterpiece – Stunning Rape Design – Tomioka Eisen – c.1896.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Tomioka Eisen (1864-1905). Date: c.1896-1899. 
Oban yoko-e size: ca. 14 1/3” x 9 3/4” inches. Excellent impression, color and condition. 
Barely visible, very slight centerfold, otherwise in a flawless state. Series: Yakumo no chigiri ( Poetic Intercourse ).

Publisher: Wada Tokutaro (owner of the publishing house Shin’yodo).The printing techniques are superbly executed with metallic pigments, gauffrage, urushi-e (black lacquer) and bokashi shading (tonal gradation).

“A truly gripping design with the realistic portrayal of a tied-down woman in a helpless pose while undergoing the lusty needs of her assailant. This is the masterpiece of the series !”

Some art critics attribute the series to Ikeda Terukata (1883-1921) but an attribution to Eisen is more likely since Terukata was still a very young man (15or16) when this series was published. The Poetic Intercourse –series is considered one of the best shunga series of the Meiji period and is treated in Shunga in the Meiji Era: The End of a Tradition? by Rosina Buckland and an essay called Shunga in the Meiji era by Timothy Clark in the book Shunga: Sex and Humour in Japanese Art, 1600-1900 (London: British Museum Press, 2013).

Reference: p.448 (Ill.39) in Japanese Erotic Art: The Hidden World of Shunga by Ofer Shagan

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Extremely Rare Chinese Reverse Glass Painting – Young Fully Nude Couple – c.1850.

Extremely Rare Chinese Reverse Glass Painting – Young Fully Nude Couple – c.1850.
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Description:

Original antique Chinese erotic reverse glass painting by an anonymous master artist. Date: c.1850s. 
Size (without frame): ca. 4 2/3” x 6 2/3" inches and ca. 5 2/3” x 7 2/5” inches (including frame). 
Fine colors and condition. Flawless state!

“A superbly crafted piece featuring a young completely naked couple making love. 
The young male has his plaits curled on the top of his shaved head.”

You can find more info in the description of the other reverse glass painting ( p1948 ) that you can find below this piece !

Provenance: Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet Collection.

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Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.

Very Rare Antique Chinese Erotic Reverse Glass Painting – c.1850.
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Description:

Original antique Chinese erotic reverse glass painting by an anonynous artist (unsigned like all Chinese erotica).
Size: ca. 4 2/3” x 6 2/3” inches (without frame). ca. 5 2/3” x 7 2/5” inches (incl. frame). 
Very good state. Some minor loss of pigment.

A very nice piece of authentic Chinese painting made in the refined old school manner. Look for the subtle facial expressions , the transparant colors and the poetic atmosphere in which this threesome takes place. Such details are absent in later 19th Century works that are more focused on the decorative and physical (larger genitalia and more pronounced breasts) aspects. There’s also more attention to gratuitous effect in the later erotic paintings and they lack the refinement of the older pieces. In ancient China especially the very small feet of the young females were beloved by Chinese men and bare feet are very seldomly depicted.

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In a lot of cases the erotic paintings and drawings, and the much rarer reverse glass paintings like this this one, were often used as an educational tool for newly weds.


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Kunisada’s Shunga Masterwork

‘Shυ-utsushi Aioi Genji ( A Prudently Devoted Genji )’.

Utagawa Kunisada  ( 1786 ~ 1864 )


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Important artist of the Hosoda ( Eishi ) school –

( most probably Eishi himself or his famous pupil Eisho ).

important artist of the Hosoda (Eishi) school (most probably Eishi himself or his famous pupil Eisho).

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Chuban Shunga – Suzuki Harunobu – Young Couple And Peeking Girl – c.1760.

Suzuki Harunobu   鈴木 春信

Chuban Shunga – Suzuki Harunobu – Young Couple And Peeking Girl – c.1760.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Suzuki Harunobu (ca.1725-1770).
Shunga
( Erotic print ). Date: c.1760s. Chuban yoko-e size: 10” x 7 1/5” inches.
Series: “Senrikyu‘. Fine impression (with various gauffrage details), very good color and condition.
Some minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws. Very well preserved print and virtually full size.

“A delightful erotic scene by one of the greatest ukiyo-e masters featuring a young couple making love on a verandah during the evening. In the illuminated room of the house a silhouette of young woman peeking through the holes in the door is visible. A lovely detail is the adolescent girl giving the inexperienced boy a hand. In the background a wooden water basin can be seen.”

“The design has a striking composition with the horizontal line of the fench beautifully counterbalanced with the vertical lines of the verandah that betrays the great craftmanship of Harunobu.”

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Superb Shunga Trick Print – Utagawa Kunitora – Horse With Lady – c.1824.

Superb Shunga Trick Print – Utagawa Kunitora – Horse With Lady – c.1824.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Utagawa Kunitora (act. early 19th Century). 
Shunga
(Erotic print). Date: c.1824. Size: 10 3/4” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: “Senrikyu‘.  
Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Some minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws.

“In this magnificent trick-print (shikake-e) we can observe a young man fingering his female lover in the open-air. When unfolded a spectacular scene appears featuring a horse performing cunnilingus on the same lady.” 

Kunitora was a pupil of Utagawa Toyokuni who was active in the early 19th Century.

Reference:   p.289 (Ill.68a/68b) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, The Hidden World of Shunga’ by Ofer Shagan.

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p2529  -  €650m    -    US$ > Currency Converter.        Contact Info >

 

 

Crazy Shunga Design – Utagawa Kunitora – Exhausted Horse – c.1824.

 

 

Crazy Shunga Design – Utagawa Kunitora – Exhausted Horse – c.1824.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Utagawa Kunitora (act. early 19th Century). 
Shunga
(Erotic print). Date: c.1824. Size: 8 2/3” x 6” inches. Series: “Senrikyu‘.  
Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Some minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws.

“Underneath a tree a fatigued horse, wearing a kimono, is licking his gigantic scrotum while resting on his claw feet. The moon partly visible in the background.”


p2530  -  €350m    -    US$ > Currency Converter.        Contact Info >

 

 

Mysterious Shunga – Utagawa Kunitora – Snake Mountain – c.1824.

 

 

Mysterious Shunga – Utagawa Kunitora – Snake Mountain – c.1824.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Utagawa Kunitora (act. early 19th Century). 
Shunga
(Erotic print). Date: c.1824. Size: 10 2/3” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: “Senrikyu‘.  
Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Some minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws.

“A striking panoramic shunga scene featuring a couple in the background making love while a group of villagers carrying torches are scared off by a giant snake-shaped dragon. In the valley below a small village is visible illuminated by the moon.”


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Utagawa School  ( c.1870s )

Koban Shunga – Utagawa School – c.1870s.

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p1890 ~ p1911          Contact Info >

Utagawa Kunisada ( 1786 ~ 1864 )

Utagawa Kunisada ( 1786-1864 )

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