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Antique  Shunga  Woodblock

 

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Surimono Shunga.

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Gay - Lesbian Shunga.

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Shunga – Utamaro – The Laughing Drinker – Private Moment – c.1803.

Kitagawa Utamaro  喜多川 歌麿  c.1803.

Shunga – Utamaro – The Laughing Drinker – Private Moment – c.1803.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro (1754–1806). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1803. Size: 10 2/5” x 7 4/5” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series:‘Ehon warai jogo (The Laughing Drinker)’. Minor marks and flaws only. Overall in a wonderful state !

“A superb Utamaro piece featuring a married couple having a private moment.”



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Shunga – Utamaro – The Laughing Drinker – Fresly Bathed – c.1803.

Kitagawa Utamaro  喜多川 歌麿  c.1803.

Shunga – Utamaro – The Laughing Drinker – Fresly Bathed – c.1803.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro (1754–1806). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1803. Size: 10 1/5” x 7 4/5” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Series:‘Ehon warai jogo (The Laughing Drinker)’. Minor marks and flaws only. Overall in a wonderful state !

“A young male is making love to his freshly bathed mistress.”



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Shunga – Settei – Group Sex – c.1760.

Shunga – Settei – Group Sex – c.1760.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Tsukioka Settei (1710–1786). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1760s. Size: 12 1/5” x 9 3/4” inches. Very good impression, color and condition. Backing. 
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but in a wonderful state!

 “A savage male is particpating in an orgy with four aroused females.”

Settei was a very important and influential shunga artist in the pre-Harunobu era.

A rare find !


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Rare Masterpiece Keisai Eisen - Group Sex - c.1822.

Keisai Eisen  渓斎 英泉  ( 1790-1848 ).

Rare Masterpiece Keisai Eisen - Group Sex - c.1822.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822.
Aiban yoko-e size: 12 1/2" x 8 1/4" inches. Series: ' A Light Spring Snow' (Haru no usuyuki). Title: 'The Distant
Past of the Tenpyυ Era'
(Tenpyυ hυji no mukashi). Fine impression (with gauffrage), color and very good condition.
A vertical crease at center.  A couple small hole repairs from reverse. A few ight spots, very minor rubbing and 
soiling. Fine sharp line work and vibrant, unfaded color with several subtle mica embellishments.
The printing of this shunga is of an extremely high quality with excellent use of metallic pigments and gauffrage.

“Magnificent depiction of a lascivious woman engaged with four men.
Most strikingly in this illustration is the conspicuous display of sexual paraphernalia in the background.”

References: p. 170/171 (Ill.61c) in 'Japanese Erotic Fantasies,      (sp13-20-21) 
Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period' by Chris Uhlenbeck and Margarita Winkel.
Pl. 8 in Vol.5 of 'The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga' by Richard Lane and Yoshikazu Hayashi.


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Shunga – Kunisada – Yoshimitsu Holding Candlestick – c.1851.

Shunga – Kunisada – Prince Genji Holding Candlestick – c.1851.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1851. Obon size: 13 1/3” x 9 4/5” inches.Fine impression (with deluxe printing details such as gold 
mica and gauffrage), very good color and condition. Series: ‘Seisha aioi Genji (aka. ‘The Zodiac series).  
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“An influential design for this late and rare series by Kunisada. It features Ashikaga Yoshimitsu making love to one of his countless mistresses while holding a candlestick. This series was a private edition for a daimyo (powerful feudal lord).”

Reference: 
The series is discussed and depicted in detail in ‘The Complete Ukiyo- Shunga: Kunisada’s Shunga Book Sho-utsushi Aioi Genji (Vol.19)’ by Yoshikazu Hayashi.



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Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Mosquito Net – c.1834.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Mosquito Net – c.1834.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock attributed to Keisai Eisen (1790–1848).
Shunga
(Erotic picture). Date: c.1834.Size: 10 4/5” x 8 3/4” inches.Fine impression, color and near fine 
condition. Series: ‘Shinsetsu iro no nakidame’. Minor marks and flaws but overall in a wonderful state !

“A magnificent design featuring an intimate couple completely surrounded by a mosquito net.
The mosquito net is an indication that the scene takes place during the summer months.”

Reference:   p.155 (Fig.22) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art: The Hidden World of Shunga’ by Ofer Shagan



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Shunga – Utamaro – Famous Peeking Scene – c.1800.

Shunga – Utamaro – Famous Peeking Scene – c.1800.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753–1806). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1800. Size: 10 1/3” x 8 1/7” inches. Fine impression, very good color and condition. Series:‘Ehon 
takara gura (Treasure Room of Love)’
. Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“A male voyeur is watching a peeing lady who is sitting near a stream. He is peeking through a small hole in the fench while masturbating ferociously. A design that influenced artists like Kunisada and Kuniyoshi.”

Reference:   p.189 (Fig.36) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art: The Hidden World of Shunga’ by Ofer Shagan.



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Superb Shunga – Hokusai – Homoerotic Couple – c.1820.

Superb Shunga – Hokusai – Homoerotic Couple – c.1820.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1820. Size: 5 2/3” x 8 4/5” inches. Fine impression (with exensive use of metallic pigments),
very good color and near fine condition. Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws.

“An extremely rare (possibly unique) Hokusai design featuring a homosexual couple in a rather complicated pose.”

The first time we have ever seen a homoerotic design by the great master ! 
Former Ferdinand Bertholet collection



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Very Rare Shunga – Tomioka Eisen – Masturbating Woman – Poetic Interlude – c.1899.

Very Rare Shunga – Tomioka Eisen – Masturbating Woman – Poetic Interlude – c.1899.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Tomioka Eisen (1864–1905). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1897-1899. Aiban yoko-e size: 12 2/3” x 9 1/4” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition.
Series: ‘Yakumo no chigiri (Poetic Interlude)’. Minor marks and flaws but in a wonderful state!

“This shunga represents a woman absorbed in the act of masturbation. Eisen designed a similar earlier impression in a more expurgated version but this explicit one is very seldomly seen. The printing is excellent with special attention to the hairdo.”

A great find for the distinctive collector !



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Rare Toy Print Shunga – Lesbian Peekers In A Bathhouse – Utagawa School – c.1840.

Rare Toy Print Shunga – Lesbian Peekers In A Bathhouse – Utagawa School – c.1840.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by a prominent member of the Utagawa school. 
Shikake-e
(Trick picture/ Toy print). Date: c.1840. Size: 11” x 3 1/4” inches. Fine impression (with extensive use of metallic pigment details and gauffrage), color and very good condition. Minor loss of paper due to extensive use of metallic pigments. Two flaps are missing. Minor marks and flaws.

“An extremely rare (possibly unique) and complicated shikake-e piece with various flaps revealing various scenes of isolated women in a bathhouse and female peekers (rare theme!).”



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Shunga – Kunisada – Homoerotic Couple – Buddhist Monk And Actor - c.1840.

Shunga – Kunisada – Homoerotic Couple – Buddhist Monk And Actor - c.1840.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1840. Size: 11” x 8 1/2” inches. Fine impression, color and very good condition.
Series: ‘Shunshoku koi no teryiri‘. Some minor repairs, minor marks and flaws.

“A delightful erotic scene featuring a Buddhist monk making love from the rear to an onnagata (male kabuki actor playing female roles). This is a striking design since the submissive young actor has rather large genitals.
A lovely detail is the monk grabbing the young man’s private parts.”



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Hokusai – Oban – Sambaso Dancer – Brocades Of The East – c.1810.

Katsushika Hokusai  葛飾北斎 1810.

Hokusai – Oban – Sambaso Dancer – Brocades Of The East – c.1810.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1810. Oban yoko-e size: 15” x 10 1/8” inches. Series: ‘Azuma nishiki (Brocades of the East)’.
Fine impression (with metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. Virtually full size.
Minor marks and flaws. Very nice state overall.

“A humorous oban design by the great Hokusai featuring a jolly courtesan who uses her 
client’s private parts in a different way.”

Reference: p.128 (Fig.20) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga by Shagan Ofer.
p.29/30 in ‘The Complete Ukiyo-e of Shunga (Vol. 7) by Richard Lane.

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi – c.1840.

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Keisai Eisen  –  Incredible Quadriptych

Rich Client With Thirteen Courtesans  –  c.1820.

Keisai Eisen – Incredible Quadriptych – Rich Client With Thirteen Courtesans – c.1820.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Date: c.1820s.
Size (each panel): ca. 7 2/5“ x 5 1/4“ inches. Total size: ca. 20 4/5” x 5 1/4” inches.
Excellent impression (with gauffrage and metallic pigments), color and condition.
No marks and flaws. In a wonderful state.

“Spectacular design by the great Keisai Eisen portraying a rich merchant who is entertained by thirteen courtesans. The artist has put the protagonists in a dream-like setting with a lot of attention to charming details (such as the butterflies, the flowers and the different hair styles), offering a wonderful blend of humor and tenderness.”

Very rare piece !


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Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1827.

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Keisai Eisen – Oban – On The Porch – Grass On The Way Of Love – c.1825.

Shunga – Keisai Eisen – Koi no Michikusa.

Keisai Eisen – Oban – On The Porch – Grass On The Way Of Love – c.1825.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1825-28.
Oban yoko-e size: 14 1/5” x 10 1/5” inches. Series: ‘Grass On the Way Of Love (Koi no Michikusa).
Fine impression (with metallic pigments), very good color and condition. Slight vertical centerfold, very slightly trimmed, thin backing, minor marks and flaws.

“On a sultry summer afternoon, a pair are about to take their pleasure on top of the man’s black and white plaid kimono on the porch near a garden. A stone water basin with a bamboo scoop can be seen in the background.”

Gian Carlo Calza on this design: “... In the second print, two lovers lie half-naked on the veranda surrounded by a garden, their light cotton kimono (yukata) and a round fan on the ground reveal that it is summer.”

Another impression of this design is in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Reference: Depicted on p.422 in Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories by Gian Carlo Calza

A delightful piece !



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Very Rare Hokusai - Shunga - Gods of Intercourse - Rape - Merchant's Daughter - 1821.

Katsushika Hokusai  葛飾北斎 1821.

Very Rare Hokusai - Shunga - Gods of Intercourse - Rape - Merchant's Daughter - 1821.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: 1821. 
Series:' Manpuku Wagojin' (Gods of Intercourse). Size: 10 3/4" x 8 2/5" inches. Fine impression, color and very good condition. 
Very minor soiling and rubbing, some very small thinning spots. Literature: Calza: Hokusai, p.211 (IV.13).

Unlike other erotic books, which concentrate on tales of the pleasure quarters, Manpuku Wagojin is an example of the enpon (erotic tales in colour) form and describes stories concerning ordinary men and women. In this case the story involves Osane, daughter of the rich merchant Sazayama Arisuke, and Otsubi, daughter of the ruined merchant Kawanuya Hinbei.

The tale is an ironic variation of moralistic stories: Otsubi learns to take advantage of her sexual attraction in order to gain an important position in society, while Osane, who grew up without a proper awareness of her own femininity end up as a depraved prostitute. The explicitly anti-Confucian message is that the achievement of a certain social status depends entirely on one's skill in exploiting sexual recources.

This design shows Osane at the lowest stage of prostitution. She is reduced to streetwalking and is shown here spread-eagled on the ground after a group-rape. In spite of the brutality of the act, the picture in fact suggests that Osane has experienced a certain pleasure, underlined by the number of paper handkerchiefs strewn around her, conventionally used in erotic prints to suggest female satisfaction. The tousled hair indicates her depraved nature and is a sign that she will come to a sorry end.

 

Like Hokusai's famous "Octopus"-design this shocking scene creates a same ambivalent feeling 
and is among Hokusai's best work in shunga !


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Two Rare Erotic Booklets By Kunimori – 

Snow Scene – Mosquito Net – Couple And Infant – Peekers – c.1840s.

Two Rare Erotic Booklets By Kunimori – Snow Scene – Mosquito Net – Couple And Infant – Peekers – c.1840s.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunimori (act. ca.1818-1843). Date: c.1840s.
Book size (closed): 7” x 3” inches. Book size (closed): 13 1/4” x 3” inches.17 Single page color illustrations and
1 double page color illustration (trick picture!) and 10 B&W illustrations. Fine impression, color and near fine condition.
Minor marks and flaws. Series: ‘Mirror of Sensuality (Shunjo Iro no sugatami)’. Very nice state !

“Two fine shunga booklet by Kunimori with various designs featuring mainly erotic activity including a couple in the harbour, an intimate samurai fighting off a grubby intruder, two scenes involving a couple underneath a mosquito-net making love while taking care of their infant, a secret encounter at the harbour, a mysterious man sporting an umbrella in the snow, two copulating peekers, a love-making sumo wrestler and many more...”


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Kitagawa Utamaro  ( 1753 ~1806 )  –  Katsushika Hokusai  ( 1760 ~1849 ).

Kitagawa Utamaro c.1802. Katsushika Hokusai ( 1760-1849 ).

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Shunga Masterpiece – Keisai Eisen – Boat On The Sumida River – c.1825.

Keisai Eisen   渓斎 英泉  ( 1790 –1848 ).

Shunga Masterpiece – Keisai Eisen – Boat On The Sumida River – c.1825.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1825-28.
Oban yoko-e size: 13 3/4” x 10 1/8” inches. Series: ‘Grass On the Way Of Love (Koi no Michikusa).
Title: ‘Geisha On the Sumida River (Sumidagawa Yoseru no Geisha)’. Fine impression, very good color and condition.
Slight vertical centerfold, minor staining, thin backing, minor marks and flaws.

“A couple on a boat – the woman uses the umbrella to shield her and her merchant-class lover against onlookers. 
The title on the print in the upper right reads: ‘A Geisha on Assignment on the Sumida River ’ (Sumidagawa yoseru no geisha). The attribution to Eisen is undisputed because in other designs from the set the character sen from Eisen is included on a kimono hem.”

Dr. Richard Lane on this design:

“...Eisen carried the decadent trends of Bunka-Period figure design to their extreme, producing several hundred deft prints featuring courtesans, geisha and girls of the town in contemporary settings. Since all of his figure work is permeated with an erotic flavor, it is not surprising that he excelled in shunga. In this print an Edo boatman is seen dallying with a stylish geisha under a parasol in the summer. As in many shunga prints, the amatory conversation of the participants is recorded in detail.”

References: p.40 in ‘The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga (No. 14, Eisen) by Hayashi and Lane.
p.172 (Fig.62) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies, by Chris Uhlenbeck
p.424/425 in Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories, by Gian Carlo Calza.
p.190 (Fig.193) in Images From the Floating World by Richard Lane


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Aiban Masterpiece – Utamaro – Attack On A Shameful Girl – c.1786.

Kitagawa Utamaro  喜多川 歌麿  c.1786.

Aiban Masterpiece – Utamaro – Attack On A Shameful Girl – c.1786.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock attributed to Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806). Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1786.Aiban yoko-e size: 12 2/3” x 8 3/4” inches. Fine impression, very good color and near fine condition.
Full size. Very minor marks and flaws only. Very nice state overall.

“A young girl on an outing is waylaid by a robber. She hides her face in shame and in the background a man, perhaps her manservant, flees. The aiban format becomes fashionable around this time. Forrer (2004: 178) points out that the aiban format was virtually absent from Kiyonaga’s oeuvre, whereas it constituted the second most important format in the work of Utamaro. It is possible that the aiban in illustrations 32 to 34 are part of the same set, but this has yet to be confirmed (Chris Uhenbeck).”

In the past this design has been attributed to Katsukawa Shuncho (act. c.1780s-early 1800s). The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (the most important in the Netherlands) has another impression with the robber wearing a red jacket of this design in their collection.

Reference: p.120 (Fig.32) in ‘Japanese Erotic Fantasies by Chris Uhlenbeck.

Very rare !


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Shunga - Utamaro - Rape - Tattooed Assailant - Ehon Hana Fubuki - c.1802.

Shunga - Utamaro - Rape - Tattooed Assailant - Ehon Hana Fubuki - c.1802.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: 1802.
Hanshibon size: 11" x 9 1/3" inches. Series: 'Ehon hana fubuki (Picture-book of Flowers in Violent Bloom)'.
Author: Utamaro (text in illustrations) and Jippensha Ikku (1765-1831). Fine impression, color and very good 
condition. Minor soiling only. Very fresh colors for a print of this period.

“Scary rape design that takes place between the rice straw piles. A discerning print from Utamaro’s acclaimed Hana fubuki-series.”

Reference:
Illus.44 on p.66/67 in 'The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga (Vol.18)' by Richard Lane and Yoshikazu Hayashi.
p.284/285 (Fig.153) in the book Shunga, Japanese Erotic Art by Shirakura Yoshihiko

Among the best shunga work Utamaro created !



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Ikeda Terukata – Young Aristocratic Couple – c.1900.

Ikeda Terukata  池田 輝方  (1883 ~ 1921) 

Ikeda Terukata – Young Aristocratic Couple – c.1900.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Ikeda Terukata (1883-1921). Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1900.Size: 9 1/3” x 7” inches.Fine impression (with bokashi-shading), color and condition.
Very minor marks and flaws only. Very nice state!

“A young rich couple wearing the latest fashion are having intercourse.”



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Kitagawa Utamaro – Michiyuki Koi No Futusao – Laundry Room – c.1802.

Kitagawa Utamaro  喜多川 歌麿  c.1802.

Kitagawa Utamaro – Michiyuki Koi No Futusao – Laundry Room – c.1802.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro (1754–1806). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1802.
Size: 10 2/3” x 8 2/5” inches.Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some staining, marks and flaws.
Series: ‘(Michiyuki) koi no futusao (On the Road: Love Songs for the Thick-necked Shamisen) ’.

“A couple is making love in the laundry room.”

“(Michiyuki) koi no futusao” is stylistically similar to Utamaro’s earlier (after 1801) oban series of the same subject entitled Manipulations of Love with Musical Accompaniment (Ongyoku koi no ayatsuri).
The subject of this, and the following work, is based on dramatized tales (yet based on true stories) of ΄fated lovers΄ who commit double ΄love΄ suicide. The stories evolved into a line of dramas for Bunraku and Kabuki theatre called shinju mono (double–suicide plays).


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Utagawa Toyokuni 歌川豐國 (1769~1825 )

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Eizan – Couple In The Open Air – c.1808.

Kikukawa Eizan  菊川 英山 (1787~1867).

Eizan – Couple In The Open Air – c.1808.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Kikukawa Eizan  菊川 英山 ( 1787~1867 ).Date: c.1808.
Size: 10” x 7 4/5” inches. Series: ‘Futuba no sakae’. Fine impression, very good color and condition.
Some small wormholes (tissue backed), some minor wear and soiling.

“An early design by Eizan featuring a secret encounter of a couple making love in the open field near a barn. In the designs for this series Eizan mainly focused on outdoor locations.”


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17th Century Japanese Erotic Primitive Scroll Painting –

Lesbian Couple – Girl With Dildo – Mosquito-Net – c.1650.

17th Century Japanese Erotic Primitive Scroll Painting – Lesbian Couple – Girl With Dildo – Mosquito-Net – c.1650.

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Description:

A complete authentic antique Japanese erotic scroll by an unknown early (“primitives”) master. Date: c.1650-1700.
Total size scroll: 124” x 10 4/5” inches. Ink, gofun and color on silk. Good state with some damage, wrinkling, incidental loss of pigment, minor marks and flaws.

“A scroll featuring twelve scenes of couples in various intimate poses. What makes the scroll so unusual and special is the addition of a lesbian aristocratic couple using a tagaigata (double-sided dildo). They are accompanied by a bald-headed woman who is mimicking them using a harigata (artificial penis) attached to her heel. The storage box of the dildo lays in the background. Another striking scene features a man behind a mosquito-net who is about to penetrate a sleeping beauty while her colleague laying next to them is fast asleep.”

Extremely rare !


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Shozan – Fold-Out Fantasy Scene – c.1854.

Koikawa Shōzan  恋川笑山  (1821~1907).

 

 

Shozan – Fold-Out Fantasy Scene – c.1854.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Koikowa Shozan (1821-1907). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1850s. 
Size: 18 1/10” x 8 1/2” inches. Series:
‘Shaka Hasso Zoku Yamato Bunko’.Fine impression (with metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. Minor marks and flaws only.

“A large burlesque surrealistic scene depicting various activities. In the center of the panel a female is disarming a male attacker while holding him in an armlock.She is supported by another woman who is holding a lantern for visibility. The observing intimate couple on the cloud is accompanied by a Foo Dog (Chinese guardian dog).”

References: p.18/19 (Fig.5) in ‘Encyclopedia of Japanese Erotic Art: Shunga (Vol. 1) by Ofer Shagan.
p.28 (Fig.12) and p.46 (Fig.54) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, The Hidden World of Shunga’ by Ofer Shagan.

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Shozan – Bestiality – Aggressive Dog – c.1854.

 

Koikawa Shōzan  恋川笑山  (1821~1907).

 

 

Shozan – Bestiality – Aggressive Dog – c.1854.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Koikowa Shozan (1821-1907). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1854. Size: 8 2/3” x 8 2/3” inches. Series: ‘Shaka Hasso Zoku Yamato Bunko’.Very good impression (with gauffrage),
color and condition. Two tissue backed small wormholes (mainly margin), some minor wear and soiling.

“A great print portraying a dynamic scene of an intimate couple who is confronted with a giant dog who aggressively forces itself upon the erected member of the man.”

Reference:  p.28 (Fig.58) in ‘Encyclopedia of Japanese Erotic Art: Shunga (Vol. 2) by Ofer Shagan.


p2655 ~ p2661            Contact Info >

Terasawa MASATSUGU  ( active c 1760 -1790 )

Terasawa MASATSUGU.

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Rare Complete Set Of Sleeve Shunga Books - c.1840 - Utagawa Kunisada.

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1840.

Rare Complete Set Of Sleeve Shunga Books - c.1840 - Utagawa Kunisada.

Rare Complete Set Of Sleeve Shunga Books - c.1840 - Utagawa Kunisada.

 

Rare Complete Set Of Sleeve Shunga Books - c.1840 - Utagawa Kunisada.

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Description:

Set of three shungabook volumes in original slipcase attrib. to Kunisada (1786-1865). Date: c.1840.
Signed with the pseudonym Kairo Doketsu.Title: Shunei sho chiku bai. Book size (closed): 4 1/2" x  3 1/7" inches.
The books contain 18 double page color illustrations and each volume has a single page frontis depicting pine, bamboo and plum. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Minor marks and flaws.Nicely detailed designs with wonderful use of gauffrage, burnishing and metallic pigments.

A very rare complete set of sleeve shungabooks which were carried in the sleeves of the kimono.


p3220 ~ p3228               Contact Info >

Kitagawa Utamaro  喜多川 歌麿  c.1802.

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 p3202 ~ p3218        Contact Info >

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Women Bathing – c.1827.

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p3080 - p3081 - p3082  ---  p2988 - p2989 - p2990.          Contact Info >

Kitagawa Utamaro  喜多川 歌麿  c.1803.

Kitagawa Utamaro. c.1803.

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Masterpiece – Utamaro / Hokusai – Ninja Rape Scene – Tied Man And Woman – c.1803-1806.

Shunga - Hokusai  Katsushika /  Utamaro Kitagawa - c.1803.

Shunga - Hokusai  Katsushika /  Utamaro Kitagawa - c.1800.

 

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Kitagawa Utamaro (1754–1806) or Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).
Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1803-1806. Size (each panel): 10 2/3” x 8 1/3” inches. Fine impression, color and condition.
Very slightly backed. Series: ‘Erotic Book of Conjugal Eddies (Ehon futamigata)’. Wonderful state!

“One of the great classic erotic designs in ukiyo-e featuring a fascinatingly shocking rape scene with a roguish ninja terrorizing a tied up couple.”

There’s some debate concerning the attribution of the series between the two great masters Utamaro and Hokusai.

Reference:  p.348/349 in Poem of the Pillow and other Stories by Utamaro, Hokusai...etc. by Gian Carlo Calza.

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“...It contains the famous scene, unfolding over four pages, of a rape committed by a bandit while he keeps his victim’s husband at bay with a sword; the husband is tied up and screaming, but is no less sexually aroused than the bandit himself.” (Gian Carlo Calza).


p3155 ~ p3174.          Contact Info >

Shunga - Utamaro II - c.1800.

Shunga – Utamaro II – c.1800.

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p2700 ~ p2713.          Contact Info >

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1840.

Utagawa-Kunisada. p2700-p2713.

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p3130 ~ p3154        Contact Info >

Shunga  - Utamaro School  c.1800s.

 

 

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p3120 ~ p3127           Contact Info >

Utagawa Kuniyoshi    歌川 国芳   c.1837.

 

Shunga - Utagawa Kuniyoshi - c.1837.

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p3106 ~p3118         Contact Info >

Utagawa Kunisada   歌川国貞  c.1837.

 

Utagawa Kunisada  c.1835.

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p2675 ~ p2696            Contact Info >

Shunga - Utagawa Kunisada - c.1837.

‘Koi no yatsufuji ( Eight Dog Heroes

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – c.1837. ‘Koi no yatsufuji ( Eight Dog Heroes )’

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Rare Shunga – Utagawa School – Homoerotic – Kagema – c.1840.

Rare Shunga – Utagawa School – Homoerotic – Kagema – c.1840

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: 1840.
Koban size. Fine impression (with gauffrage and metallic pigments!), very good color and condition.
Some very small wormholes (tissue backed).

“A male client is making love to a kagema (a male prostitute). He is anally penetrating the young boy while masturbating him at the same time.”

Gay scenes are highly coveted by shunga collectors !



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Very Rare Shunga – Kogyo – Train Conductor – Railway Crossing – c.1900.

Very Rare Shunga – Kogyo – Train Conductor – Railway Crossing – c.1900.
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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock attributed to Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927).
Shunga
(Erotic picture). Date: c.1900. Size: 7 1/4” x 5” inches. Fine impression, color and condition.
One tiny corner missing otherwise in a wonderful state!

“A comical scene featuring a couple making love on a railroad. The ecstatic woman is holding a railway flag.
To heighten the suspense an arriving train can be seen in the distance.”

Extremely rare design. First time we came across a shunga design featuring a train !


p2523 ~ p2524   ( p3030 ~ p3032 )   p2975 ~ p2981          Contact Info >

Shunga Paintings - Hokusai School -

c.1850.

Unique Set of Shunga Paintings – Hokusai School – c.1850

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p2590 ~ p2607               Contact Info >

Shunga - Hiroshige - Kuniyoshi - c.1838.

Shunga – Hiroshige – Kuniyoshi – c.1838.

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p2625 ~ p2646              Contact Info >

Shunga - Utagawa Kunisada - c.1847.

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – c.1851.

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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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