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Shunga - Erotic ( Art ) - Japan

Antique  Shunga  Woodblock

 

Shunga - Erotic ( Art ) - Japan. Antique  Shunga  Woodblock.

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Surimono Shunga.

Striking Shunga Themes.

Gay - Lesbian Shunga.

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Meiji Masterpiece – Terazaki Kogyo – Seaside Ecstacy – c.1899.

 

Terazaki Kogyo     寺崎 広業

Famous Shunga - Terazaki Kogyo - Seaside Ecstacy -  c.1899.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock attributed to Terazaki Kogyo ( 1866–1919 ). Date: c.1899.
Shunga
( Erotic picture ). 
Size: 9 1/2” x 7 1/8“ inches. Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), color and very good condition. Very slight vertical centerfold, minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws but overall in a very good state.

"A Meiji era masterpiece featuring a young couple wearing the latest fashion making love while standing in shallow water."

References:

p.472 (Fig.153) in ‘Shunga, Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art’ by the British Museum ( Timothy Clark, C. Andrew Gerstle...etc.)  :  p.446 ( Fig.25 ) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga by 
Ofer Shagan. 
p.72 and 134 ( Fig.221 ) in ‘Strangers in Paradise: the Foreign Image in Japanese Art & Shunga’ by Richard Lane.


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Kunisada – Wakashu Making Love To Female Lover – c.1830s.

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1837.

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Description:

Original Japanese erotic color woodblock print attributed to Kunisada. Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1830s. Size: 8 4/5” x 7” inches. Very good impression, very good color and fair/good condition.
Some loss of paper due to the use of metallic pigments, soiling and wear, minor marks and flaws.

“At first glance a lesbian encounter but after a closer study one can discern that the figure on top is a wakashu (young male actor playing female parts).“


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Rare Taisho Era Painting – Intimate Couple During A Summer Aftrenoon – 

Anonymous – c.1910s.


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Description:

Authentic Japanese erotic color painting by an interesting unknown artist. Ink and color on the expensive
gampi washi paper. Signed in red paint by unidentified artist. Date: c.1910/20. Size: 9 4/5” x 7” inches.
Very nice state with minor marks and flaws only.

“On a hot summer afternoon a mature couple are about to enjoy intercourse. A striking detail is the electric fan blowing in the background.“

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Rare Chinese Erotic Painting – Intimate Young Couple In A Garden – 

Anonymous – c.1860s.

Very Rare Chinese Erotic Painting

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Description:

Authentic Chinese erotic color painting by an important unknown Chinese artist. Ink and color on paper. 
Date: c.1860s. Size: 6 2/5” x 8” inches. Very nice state with only minor marks and flaws.

“A delicate painting featuring an adolescent young Chinese couple exploring each other while sitting on a rock in the garden.“

Provenance: Ferdinand Bertholet collection

Very rare !


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Shigenobu – Making Love In The Street – c.1830s.

Toyohara Chikanobu

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Description:

Genuine Japanese erotic color woodblock print by Yanagawa Shigenobu (1787-1833). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1880s (Later Meiji impression, originally c.1820s). Oban yoko-e size: 14 1//3” x 9 2/3” inches.
Fine impression, color and very good condition. Some small thinning spots, minor marks and flaws.

“A man wearing a tie-dyed scarf and carrying a sword has sex with a female lover in a secret corner outside.“


 p3860 ~ p3866           Contact Info >

 

Chinese Erotic Paintings.

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Utagawa Kunimori I    歌川国盛  ( ca.1830 ).

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Utagawa School – c.1830.

.Rare Utagawa School – Close-up Peeing Woman – c.1830.

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Sado Erotic - Kinbaku - Shibari Bondage Art - Sadomasochism.

Itō Seiu  伊藤晴雨

Rare Litograph With Painted Details – Ito Seiu – Kinbaku – Bondage Art – Bamboo Torture Wheel – c.1920.

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Humorous Shikake-e Shunga – Kuniyoshi – 

Dog Lover – Bestiality – Secret Lover – c.1827.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi  歌川 国芳  c.1827.

 

Humorous Shikake-e Shunga – Kuniyoshi – Dog Lover – Bestiality – Secret Lover – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861).
Shikake-e
( Toy print/Trick picture ).Date: c.1827.  Size ( Plate 1 ): 9 3/4” x 8 2/3” inches.
Size ( Plate 2 with dog ): 9 2/3” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘Hiyaku mon futari furisode.’ 
Fine impression (with elaborate bokashi shading), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws.

Reference:  
p.402 (Fig.6 a and b) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga’ by Ofer Shagan


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Ehon takara gura ( Treasure Room of Love ).

Kitagawa Utamaro  喜多川 歌麿  c.1800.

Shunga – Utamaro – Festival Mask – Series Ehon Takara Gura - c.1800.

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Erotic Masterpiece – Keisai Eisen – Bamboo Cutter – Mount Fuji – 

A Light Spring Snow – c.1822.

Keisai Eisen  渓斎 英泉  ( 1790-1848 ).

 

Erotic Masterpiece – Keisai Eisen – Bamboo Cutter – Mount Fuji – A Light Spring Snow – c.1822.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Keisai Eisen (1790–1848). Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1822. Size: 14 1/3” x 9 4/5” inches. Title: ‘The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (Taketori monogatari)’
Series: ‘A Light Spring Snow (Haru no usuyuki).’ Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic
pigment details), very good color and condition. Faint vertical centerfold, marks and flaws.

“Two young lovers prepare to having intercourse at a foothill site near Mt. Fuji. In this design Eisen displays
a masterful combination of figures and landscape. The printing is of an extremely high quality, with excellent
use of metallic pigments and gauffrage that is more typical of surimono. This is one of the best designs of
‘A Light Spring Snow’-set which is considered a masterpiece.”

References:
p.171 (Fig.61b) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies, Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period by Chris Uhlenbeck
Pl.6 in Vol.5 of ‘The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga’ by Richard Lane and Yoshikazu Hayashi

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Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1842.

Toyokuni III (Kunisada) – (1786-1864)

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Shunga – Utagawa School – Orgy With Homoerotic And Lesbian Couples – c.1850.

Shunga – Utagawa School – Orgy With Homoerotic And Lesbian Couples – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by a member of the Utagawa school. Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1850. Size: 8 1/2” x 6 4/5” inches. Very good impression (with gauffrage and metallic pigment details),
color and condition. Minor wear and soiling otherwise very good state!

“A striking orgy scene including male-male activity as well as a female-female encounter.
The lesbian couple is using a double-sided dildo (tagaigata).”

Rare !


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Complete Sleeve Shungabook Set – Kunisada – 18 Erotic Designs – c.1840.

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1840.

Complete Sleeve Shungabook Set – Kunisada – 18 Erotic Designs – c.1840.

Complete Sleeve Shungabook Set – Kunisada – 18 Erotic Designs – c.1840.

Complete Sleeve Shungabook Set – Kunisada – 18 Erotic Designs – c.1840.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock three volume sleeve book set attrib. to Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). 
Shunga
(Erotic print). Date: c.1840s. Size (Closed): 3 1/4” x 4 1/2” inches. Size (Open): 5 2/3” x 4 1/2” inches. 
Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details), color and near flawless condition. 
Some transfer staining due to metalic pigments, very slight folding marks. But overall in a very nice state !

“A superb complete sleeve shungabook set featuring 18 double page color designs and 3 single page color designs. Most intimate scenes take place indoors with completely nude couples or for instance making love in front of giant screen depicting Mount Fuji. But there’s also a design of a squatiing couple, outside in the garden near a fence, who are exploring each other’s genitals. Also includes a striking design featuring a male shaving the neck of his partner who is sitting in front of a mirror.”

Very rare !


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Very Rare Sleeve Shungabook – Kunisada – Devoted Genji – c.1850.

Very Rare Sleeve Shungabook – Kunisada – Devoted Genji – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print attrib. to Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1850s. Size (Closed): 2 3/4” x 3 3/4” inches. Size (Open): 5” x 3 3/4” inches. Fine impression (with
elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details), color and near flawless condition. Very minor soiling only.
Some transfer staining due to metalic pigments. Nice state overall !

“An excellent little shunga sleeve booklet featuring 12 koban designs. The designs are inspired on Kunisada΄s masterpiece Shυ-utsushi Aioi Genji (A True-life Devoted Genji)


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Rare Multi-Panel Shunga – Koikowa Shozan –

Crowded All-Nighter At The Yoshiwara Brothel – c.1854.

Rare Multi-Panel Shunga – Koikowa Shozan – Crowded All-Nighter At The Yoshiwara Brothel – c.1854.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Koikowa Shozan (1821–1907). Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1854. Size: 16 1/8” x 6 2/3” inches. Series: ‘Shakahasso zoyumatte bunko
Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details), very good color and condition.
Some small wormhole repairs, some small skillful restorations, minor staining, marks and flaws.
The panels are attached with a thin millimeters–wide strip of washi paper.

“A four-panel shunga fold-out piece featuring an orgy scene with activities in four spaces. 
The intimate male in the left cormer is opening the sliding window behind him to check on the two 
excited females in the background. They are secretly peeking on the horny couple in the backroom.”


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Rare Fold-Out Shunga – Koikowa Shozan – Four Decadent Couples – c.1854.

Rare Fold-Out Shunga – Koikowa Shozan – Four Decadent Couples – c.1854.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock print by Koikowa Shozan (1821–1907). Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: c.1854. Size: 12 1/8” x 6 2/3” inches. Series: ‘Shakahasso zoyumatte bunko
Fine impression (with elaborate gauffrage and metallic pigment details), very good color and condition.
Some small wormhole repairs, some small skillful restorations, marks and flaws.
The panels are attached with a thin millimeters–wide strip of washi paper.

“A three-panel detailed shunga fold-out piece featuring a wild party. Their decadent behavior is 
emphasized by the fallen sake cup and boxes, and the countless used tissues and shungabooks.”


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Shunga - Utagawa School - c.1840.

Shunga – Utagawa School.

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Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1827.

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

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Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Female Warriors Fight On The Roof – c.1837.

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1837.

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Female Warriors Fight On The Roof – c.1837.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1787-1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: 1837 (New Year). Size:11 2/5” x 9” inches. Series: ‘Koi no Yatsu Fuji (lit.‘The Love of Yatsufuji’).’
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, color and near fine condition.
Very small thinning spot in the margin otherwise in a very nice state !

“A marvellous image featuring a male samurai fighting off three determined swordswomen on a roof.
The dynamics of the scene are emphasized by the portrayal of one of the women partly out of the frame and the flowing horizontal lines of the roof. The wojnderful use of pearl mica powder to the dark blue roof adds a dazzling glossy effect.”

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

Reference: p.163 (Ill.16) in Encyclopedia of Japanese Erotic Art: Shunga (Vol.2) by Ofer Shagan.


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 Shunga – Toshihide – Candlestick – c.1880.

Migita Toshihide  右田年英  (1863 - 1925)

 Shunga – Toshihide – Candlestick – c.1880.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Migita Toshihide (1862-1925). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1880s.
Obon size: 13 1/5” x 9 4/5” inches. Toshihide’s Zodiac series after Kunisada's famous Sho Utsushi Aioi Genji
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, color and very good condition. Minor marks and flaws
only otherwise very nice state !

“In this venerable tribute by Toshihide of Kunisada’s masterpiece Shυ-utsushi Aioi Genji (A True-life Devoted Genji) from 1851 we can discern the famous hero Ashikaga Yoshimitsu who is holding a candlestick to inspect the state of his lover’s excitement.”


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Shunga – Toshihide – Musical Instrument – c.1880.

Migita Toshihide  右田年英  (1863 - 1925)

Shunga – Toshihide – Musical Instrument – c.1880.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Migita Toshihide (1862-1925). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1880s.
Obon size: 13 1/5” x 9 4/5” inches. Toshihide’s Zodiac series after Kunisada's famous Sho Utsushi Aioi Genji
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, color and very good condition. Minor marks and flaws
only otherwise very nice state !

“A reclining top-rank prostitute is amusing herself with the famous shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. Behind them lays a musical instrument called koto. Toshihide gives an excellent tribute to Kunisada’s masterpiece Shυ-utsushi Aioi Genji (A True-life Devoted Genji) from 1851.


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Shunga – Toshihide – Shogun Yoshimitsu – c.1880.

Migita Toshihide  右田年英  (1863 - 1925)

Shunga – Toshihide – Shogun Yoshimitsu – c.1880.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Migita Toshihide (1862-1925). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1880s.
Obon size: 13 1/5” x 9 2/3” inches. Toshihide’s Zodiac series after Kunisada's famous Sho Utsushi Aioi Genji
Fine impression with exquisite pigment and embossing details, color and very good condition. Minor marks and flaws
only otherwise very nice state !

“A wonderful ode to Kunisada’s masterpiece Shυ-utsushi Aioi Genji (A True-life Devoted Genji) from 1851.
The image depicts the well-known shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu who is wetting his fingers to prepare for penetration”


p3475 ~ p3482            Contact Info >

Utagawa Kuniyoshi  (1797–1861).

歌川 国芳

Shunga – Kuniyoshi –

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Shunga – Utagawa ( school ) Kunisada – Yoshiwara.

Shunga – Utagawa ( school ) Kunisada – Yoshiwara.

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p3635 ~ p3648      Contact Info >

Utagawa Kuniyoshi  歌川 国芳  c.1840.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi.

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Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1836.

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Shunga – Kunisada – Masturbating Actor – Asahina – Octopus – c.1827.

Shunga – Kunisada – Masturbating Actor – Asahina – Octopus – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827. Size: 5 2/3” x 8 2/3” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Minor marks 
and flaws only otherwise very nice condition !

“A striking image of a kabuki actor in a paraody on Kobayashi Asahina while masturbating on stage. 
Great attention to detail such as to the luxurious outfit featuring a large octopus and the actor’s pinched 
mouth at the moment of orgasm.”

Provenance: Ex-Ferdinand Bertholet collection.


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Shunga – Hokusai – Sewing Box – Tsuhi No Hinagata – c.1812.

Katsushika Hokusai   葛飾北斎 c.1812.

Shunga – Hokusai – Sewing Box – Tsuhi No Hinagata – c.1812.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1812.
Oban yoko-e size: 14 1/3” x 9 2/3” inches. Series: ‘Ehon tsuhi no hinagata (Picture-book Models of Loving Couples).’
Fine impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. Minor trimming,
virtually untraceable vertical centerfold but overall in a very nice state !!

“A powerful image featuring a mature young man mounting his married paramour from the rear, as she rests her head 
upon her arm. Such compositions were a favorite of Hokusai, both in his shunga and in other works.”

References: p.158 (Fig.54c) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies, Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period by Chris Uhlenbeck.
p.246 (Fig.6.83) in Shunga, the Art of Love in Japan by Tom and Mary Evans.

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Shunga – Hokusai – Furtive Rendezvous – Tsuhi No Hinagata – c.1812.

Katsushika Hokusai   葛飾北斎 c.1812.

Shunga – Hokusai – Furtive Rendezvous – Tsuhi No Hinagata – c.1812.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1812.
Oban yoko-e size: 14 1/3” x 9 2/3” inches. Series: ‘Ehon tsuhi no hinagata (Picture-book Models of Loving Couples).’
Fine impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. Minor trimming,
virtually untraceable vertical centerfold but overall in a very nice state !!

“In this memorable scene we witness a lover’s secret, hurried visit to his mistress. He glimpses furtively to the left;
she has just come from the bath, after washing her long hair. According to Richard Lane the masterpiece of the series.”

References: p.350 (Fig.350) in Poem of the Pillow and other stories by Utamaro, Hokusai...etc. by Gian Carlo Calza.
p.208 (Fig. IV.10) in Hokusai by Gian Carlo Calza.

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Shunga – Hokusai – Climax Scene – Corkscrew – Tsuhi No Hinagata – c.1812.

Katsushika Hokusai   葛飾北斎 c.1812.

Shunga – Hokusai – Climax Scene – Corkscrew – Tsuhi No Hinagata – c.1812.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). Shunga (Erotic picture). Date: c.1812.
Oban yoko-e size: 14 1/3” x 9 2/3” inches. Series: ‘Ehon tsuhi no hinagata (Picture-book Models of Loving Couples).’
Fine impression (with excellent use of metallic pigments), very good color and near fine condition. Minor trimming,
virtually untraceable vertical centerfold but overall in a very nice state !!

“The true “climax” scene of the series; both man and woman passionately engrossed in the final stage of the act of love.
Also known as the ‘corkscrew’ design because of the rotated male’s genitalia. This design also has a link to Auguste
Rodin’s erotic work.”

References: p.157 (Fig.54a) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies, Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period by Chris Uhlenbeck.
p.248 (Fig.6.85) in Shunga, the Art of Love in Japan by Tom and Mary Evans.

p3580 ~ p3585         Contact Info >

Shunga Utagawa Kuninao  ( 1793 -1854 )

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Katsushika Hokusai   葛飾北斎 c.1821.

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p3485 ~ p3497              Contact Info >

Toyokuni III (Kunisada) – (1786 -1864)

Toyokuni III (Kunisada) – (1786-1864)

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Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Tattooed Villain Making Love – c.1827.

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1827.

Shunga – Utagawa Kunisada – Tattooed Villain Making Love – c.1827.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1827-29. Obon yoko-e size: 13 1/2” x 9 2/3” inches. Series: ‘Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter:
Prospects for the Four Seasons (Shunka shuto shiki no nagame).
Fine impression (with excellent use of
metallic pigments), very good color and condition. Minor wear and soiling, small stain, marks and flaws
but overall in a very good state !

“A male wearing a dragon tattoo on his arms and shoulders is making love to his lover.
The tattoos refer to his bad habits.”

Reference:  on p.237 (Fig.1) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art’ by Ofer Shagan.

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


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Well-Known Meiji Shunga – Tomioka Eisen – Hamada Josen – 

Couple Underneath Mosquito Net – c.1899.

Well-Known Meiji Shunga – Tomioka Eisen – Hamada Josen – Couple Underneath Mosquito Net – c.1899.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Tomioka Eisen (1864–1905) and Hamada Josen (1875-?).
Shunga
(Erotic picture). Date: c.1899. Aiban yoko-e size: 12 4/5” x 9 1/4” inches.
Series: ‘Yakumo no chirigi (Poetic Intercourse). Fine impression (with excellent use of black lacquer),
color and condition. Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws.

“Two lovers under mosquito nettng. There’s another less explicit version of this design (lacking the genitals). Yakumo no chirigi is one of the best-known series of the Meiji period.”

References: 
The less explicit version is depicted on p.236 (Fig.99a) in ‘Japanese Erotic fantasies’ by Chris Uhlenbeck.


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Hokusai Masterpiece - Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant.)  c.1815-17

Bathhouse Rape Scene  (P.O.R.)

Katsushika Hokusai   葛飾北斎

Hokusai Masterpiece - Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant.)  c.1815-17 . Bathhouse Rape Scene  (P.O.R.)

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Meiji Masterpiece – Terasaki Kogyo – Seaside Ecstacy – c.1899.

 

Terasaki Kogyo     寺崎 広業

Famous Shunga - Terasaki Kogyo - Seaside Ecstacy -  c.1899.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock attributed to Terasaki Kogyo (1866–1919). Date: c.1899.
Shunga
(Erotic picture).  Size: 9 2/3" x 7" inches. Series: ‘Izumo no chigiri (Pledge of Izumo).
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Minor wear and soiling, marks and flaws, a very minute thinning spot but overall in a very nice state !

"A Meiji era masterpiece featuring a young couple wearing the latest fashion making love while 
standing in shallow water."

References:

p.472 (Fig.153) in ‘Shunga, Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art’ by the British Museum (Timothy Clark, C. Andrew Gerstle...etc.)  p.446 (Fig.25) in ‘Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga by Ofer Shagan. p.72 and 134 (Fig.221) in ‘Strangers in Paradise: the Foreign Image in Japanese Art & Shunga’ by Richard Lane.


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Keisai Eisen  渓斎 英泉  ( 1790-1848 ).

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Ikeda Terukata  池田 輝方 ( 1883~1921 )

Ikeda Terukata

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Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1839.

Utagawa Kunisada

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi  歌川 国芳  c.1853.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi  c.1853

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Shunga – Kunisada – Lesbian Couple Using A Dildo – c.1842.

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1842.

Shunga – Kunisada – Lesbian Couple Using A Dildo – c.1842.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1842.Size: 11 1/7” x 8 1/2” inches. Series: ‘'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'.
Fine impression (with excellent use of gauffrage and metallic pigments), very good color and condition.
Some tiny tissue backed wormholes (mainly margin) minor marks and flaws.

“A well–known Kunisada design of a lesbian couple having intercourse while using a tortoise–shell dildo (harigata).”

Reference:    p.329 (Fig.41) in Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga by Ofer Shagan


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Utagawa Kuniyoshi  歌川 国芳  c.1839.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi –

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi  歌川 国芳  c.1833.

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Utagawa School – Improvised Sex Toy – c.1840.

Utagawa School – Improvised Sex Toy – c.1840.

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Description:

Original Japanese color woodblock by a pupil of the Utagawa school. Date: c.1840.
Size: 4 2/3” x 7” inches. Fine impression, color and very good condition.
Some tiny pinholes, minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“A rare shunga (erotic) scene of an aroused female enoying herself with an elaborately placed harigata (artificial penis).”


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Ikeda Terukata – Hokusai – Manpuku Wagojin – c.1890.

Ikeda Terukata – Hokusai – Manpuku Wagojin – c.1890.

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Description:

Original Japanese color woodblock print by Ikeda Terukata (1883-1921). Date: c.1890. Size: 6 2/3” x 9 4/5” inches.
Series: ΄Kuni no sakae.΄ Fine impression (with extensive use of silver pigments), color and very good condition.
Some minor foxing, wear and soiling but overall in a wonderful state!

“A superb copy by Terukata of the famous design from Hokusai΄s Manpuku wagojin (c.1821) representing a pair of lovers formed by the personifications of the phallus and of the vulva.”

Reference:
p.133 (Fig.146) in ‘Erotic Japonisme, the Influence of Japanese Sexual Imagery on Western Art’ by Ricard Bru.
p.118 (Fig.106) in ‘Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan’ by Marco Fagioli

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Superb Erotic Paintings –  Utagawa School.

Superb Erotic Paintings –  Utagawa School.

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Shunga Toy Print – Utagawa School – Inexperienced Courtesan – c.1850.

Shunga Toy Print – Utagawa School – Inexperienced Courtesan – c.1850.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa school. Shikake-e (Toy print or ‘Trick Picture’).
Date: c.1850. Size: 5” x 3 1/2” inches. Very good impression, color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws only. Overall in a wonderful state!

“Lovely shikake-e portraying a couple covered by a huge blanket. When the blanket is flipped their intimate activities become visible. The shunga book in the background suggests that the woman is still a young inexperienced courtesan.”


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

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 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.  
(sp20-21) 


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Utagawa Kuniyoshi  歌川 国芳 ( 1797 ~ 1861 )

Utagawa Kuniyoshi ( 1797-1861 )

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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.”   (sp19)

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


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Kunisada - c.1840 - Homo Sexual Scene - Onnagata ( Kabuki Actor ) - Shunga.

Kunisada - c.1840 - Homo Sexual Scene Onnagata (Kabuki Actor) - Shunga.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865), Shunga (Spring picture).
Date: c.1840's. Chubon size: 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" inches. Very good impression, color and near fine condition.
Very minor marks and flaws otherwise in a fine state !

A striking depiction of an amourous encounter between a man and an onnagata (a male kabuki actor specializing in female roles).
( sp10-sp21 )

A very rare and uncommon homo-erotic scene !


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Tsukioka Settei - Married Couple - Taisho Era - c.1915.

Tsukioka Settei - Married Couple - Taisho Era - c.1915.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Tsukioka Settei (1710–1786). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1915 (recarved edition with added mica powder). Size: 25” x 9 4/5” inches.Fine impression,
color and very good condition. Minor folding, wear and soiling, marks and flaws but in a nice state !

“A superb long shunga print featuring a couple making love.”

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


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Chokyosai Eiri – Couple Under Mosquito Net – c.1790.

Chokyosai Eiri – Couple Under Mosquito Net – c.1790.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Chokyosai Eiri (act. 1789-1801). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1790s. Oban yoko-e size: 13 1/3” x 9” inches. Fine impression, color and near fine condition. 
Minor marks and flaws but overall in a very nice state !

“An elegant erotic design portraying a young couple having intercourse while entwined in a mosquito-net. The carving of weave of the mosquito-net was such a challenge that most shunga on this theme feature the protagonists outside the raised net.”


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Utagawa Kunisada – Freak Show – c.1842.

Utagawa Kunimaro - c.1850 - Shunga. Freak Show.
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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic picture).
Date: c.1842. Size: 9 2/3” x 5 3/4” inches. Series: ‘Shiki no sugatami’.
Fine impression (with metallic pigments), color and near fine condition.
Very minor wear and soiling, very small thinning area below right corner, minor marks and flaws.


Amusing erotic scene of a freak show in which a woman reveals her physical curiosity.
Look for the bewildered expression on one of the beholders' face and for the playbill (half visible) 
in the background !  
(sp13-19- 21)

Very rare !


p2811  ~ p2831       (sp19)       Contact Info >

Utagawa Kunimori I    歌川国盛

( active ca. 1818~1843 )

Shunga – Kunimori I – Birds – c.1825.

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Utagawa Kunisada - Shunga - Lover With Harigata - Dildo - c.1850.

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1848 ~1853.

Kunisada - Shunga - Lover With Harigata - Dildo - c.1850.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print).
Date: Kaei period (1848-1853). Size: 11 1/3" x 9 2/5" inches. Excellent impression, color and near fine condition.
Minor marks and flaws only.

A male lover using a tortoise-shell harigata (artificial phallus) on his partner. The depicted scroll on the right refers to Kunisada's own erotic design from his > Four Season'-series. From the series 'Shunshoku Tamazoroi' ( An Assortment of Pleasure in Spring ) published in the Kaei period in three volumes, illustrated by Kunisada and with text from Shotei Kinsui (1795-1862) writing under the pen name of Nyokan.

The first volume of this series was entitled 'Yokai no maki' (Volume of Ghosts), the second 'Kamegaya no maki' (Volume of Kamegaya) and the third 'Dokomachi no maki' (Volume of Doko Town).   (sp19- p1890 ~ p1911)

Very rare design ! 


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Shunga - Kunisada - Lesbian Encounter - Tortoise Shell Dildo - c.1842.

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1842.

Shunga - Kunisada - Lesbian Encounter - Tortoise Shell Dildo - c.1842.

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Description:
Antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1842.
Hanshibon size: 11 2/5" x 9 1/3" inches. Series: 'Shiki no sugatami (Viewing Forms in the Four Seasons)'.
Fine impression, color and near fine condition. Wonderful printed details such as metallic pigments and embossing.

Very rare !

A magnificent design depicting a lesbian encounter with one of the women sporting a tortoise-shell Tagaigata
(double-sided dildo)
assuming the male role.  (sp15-21) 


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European (Western) Erotic Painting - 18th Century - In The Attic.

European (Western) Erotic Painting - 18th Century - In The Attic.

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Description:

Very rare antique Western style erotic painting. Date: late 18th Century.
Painting on silk in sumi and colors. Size: 8 3/4" x 13 1/2" inches. Fine colors and condition. 
Very minor marks and flaws. Laid down on mica covered paper.

Depicted is an intriguing scene of an intimate encounter of a corpulent couple in the attic. 
This painting is presumably copied from a European (French) engraving by a Japanese artist and
bares comparison to the style of Boucher.

A highly detailed and most unusual painting !


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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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Oban Shunga - Hokusai - Lacquer Tray - c.1820s.

Katsushika Hokusai   葛飾北斎 c.1820.

Oban Shunga - Hokusai - Lacquer Tray - c.1820s.

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Description:

Antique Japanese color woodblock attributed to Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Date: c.1820s. Oban yoko-e size: 14 1/2" x 10" inches. Very good impression, color and condition. 
Faint vertical centerfold, very slightly faded, minor marks and flaws. No repairs and virtually full size.

A couple making love near sliding doors, a lacquer tray with haircombs to the side, inscriptions above and to the left. 
It also suggested that this print might have been made by a pupil of Hokusai, Katsushika Hokuichi (active 1804-1830).

Reference:
Another (more trimmed) impression of this design was sold at the Asian Ceramics and Works of Art at Christie's in A'dam on Tuesday 8 May 2001 (Illus.10 on p.13).  
(sp15-21) 


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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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Yanagawa Shigenobu - Mosquito Net - Heavy Thunder - c.1830.

Yanagawa Shigenobu  柳川 重信 1830.

 

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Description:
Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock by Yanagawa Shigenobu (1787-1832). Date: Year of the Tiger (1830).
Series: 'Ama no ukibashi ' (The Floating Bridge of Heaven). Size: 13" x 9 3/4" inches. Excellent impression (with metallic pigments, burnishing and gauffrage), color and near fine condition. Very minor wear and soiling, two minute wormholes (margin, not in the image) otherwise great condition.

Veiled by a diaphanous mosquito net, a man takes advantage of the young women's fear of heavy thunder.

Reference: 
p.179 (Ill.66c) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies - Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period by C. Uhlenbeck and M. Winkel

The preface in this deluxe book dates it in to the 'Year of the Tiger' (1830). The eminent shunga authority Hayashi Yoshikazu attributed the work to Shigenobu based on the assumption that the signature 'Ikkasai Sukinobu', which appears on one of the plates, is a pseudonym of the artist.   
(sp12-21) 

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Famous Shunga Design - Utagawa Kunisada .c.1837 - Mosquito Net - Tattooed Assailant.

Utagawa Kunisada  歌川国貞 c.1837.

Utagawa Kunisada - c.1837 - Famous Shunga Design - Mosquito Net -  Tattooed Assailant.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga, Date: c.1837.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11 1/10" inches. Series: 'The Eight Dog Heroes of the Satomi Clan'.
Very good impression, color and near fine condition. Nice gauffrage and metallic pigment details !
Very minor marks and flaws otherwise in a fine state !  (
sp10-21) 


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Keisai Eisen - c.1820s - Thunderstorm - Mosquito Net.

Keisai Eisen  渓斎 英泉  ( 1790-1848 ).

Keisai Eisen - c.1820s - Thunderstorm - Mosquito Net.

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Description:

Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). Shunga, Date: c.1820's.
Size: 8 1/2" x 10 2/5" inches. Very good impression, color and near fine condition.
Nice gauffrage and metallic pigment details ! Very minor marks and flaws, very minor soiling,
very minor wear and soiling, minor repairs but overall otherwise in a very good state !


A very explosive and complex erotic image by the talented Keisai Eisen. The complexity is in the rendering of the different garments, the mosquito-net and the flashes of lightning which has overtaken this couple !   
(sp10-21) 


 

 

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