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SHUNGA  -  EROTIC ( ART ) -  JAPAN

ANTIQUE  SHUNGA  WOODBLOCK

Shunga, Japanese woodblock print, Hokusai, Kunisada, Utamaro, Kuniyoshi. Harunobu, Koryusai, Eisen.Utagawa school,Torii,Octopus.

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Shunga, Japanese woodblock print, Hokusai, Kunisada, Utamaro, Kuniyoshi, Harunobu, Koryusai, Eisen, Utagawa school, Torii.

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“But in the end, we are left with the inescapable question of just where such masterful erotica fits into the history of Art. Shunga, in fact, delves into one of the deepest sources of Man’s creativity – love and sex: in most people, a core raison d’κtre; and in literature, certainly, a predominant theme. The art that celebrates this theme may at times tend to be more graphically explicit than some readers might prefer; but it is, indeed, in no way inferior to any other form of art. Shunga has its natural limitations, but the essential soul of Art beats at its inner heart no less than it does in any other genre – and perhaps, even more: for what we view here is Man’s true nature – unadorned by vanity, berefit of false modesty”. (Shunga expert dr. Richard Lane on shunga in ‘In Quest of the Perfect Girl’)

On the following page you can find much more info on shunga.

 


 

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Very Rare Masterpiece Utamaro - 1805 - Shunga  - Ninja - Hanshibon.

Very Rare Masterpiece Utamaro - 1805 - Shunga  - Ninja - Hanshibon.

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utamaro (1750-1806). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1805. 
Hanshibon size: 10 1/2" x 8 1/5" inches. Fine impression (with metallic pigments), colors and condition. 
Very minor toning, virtually flawless state! From the book 'Ehon takara gura'. 
An armed ronin (ninja) shines his lantern on an intimate couple! Look for the funny detail of the two running mice!

A similar design is reproduced in 'Shunga, the Art of Love in Japan' by Tom and Mary Evans on p232 (Illustr. 6.70) !

An extremely rare masterpiece and one of Utamaro's best book print designs !


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Very Rare Shunga  Kunisada - Four Seasons - Oban - 1827

Evening Breeze.

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 2/3" x 9 3/4" inches. 
Series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons). 
This design is from the spring edition! Backed. Some soiling and rubbing, some small wormholes. 
Minor marks and flaws. Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments! 
Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines! 

Excerpt:
"The texts included were written by Enkobo Geisei, a pseudonym for the gesaku writer Utei Enba II (see also cat.no.66), 
and they constitute a collection of short stories,   occasionally augmented by a poem, that are loosely associated with the 
seasons". (p.190 - 'Japanese Erotic Fantasies -Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period' by C. Uhlenbeck and Margarita Winkel)

A magnificently poetic design from one of the masterpieces of Kunisada!


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Very Rare Shunga  Kunisada - Four Seasons - Oban - 1827

Under A Blossom Tree.

 

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 2/3" x 9 3/4" inches. 
Series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons). 
This design is from the spring edition! Backed. Some soiling and rubbing, some small wormholes. Minor marks and flaws. 
Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines! 

A strikingly beautiful design from one of the masterpieces of Kunisada!


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Very Rare Shunga  Kunisada - Four Seasons - Oban - 1827

Playing Cat.

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 2/3" x 9 3/4" inches. 
Series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons). 
This design is from the spring edition! Backed. Some soiling and rubbing, some small wormholes. Minor marks and flaws. 
Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments! Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines!  

A delightful design from one of the masterpieces of Kunisada!


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Very Rare Shunga  Kunisada - Four Seasons - Oban - 1827

After Sex.

 

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 2/3" x 9 3/4" inches. 
Series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons). 
This design is from the spring edition! Backed. Some soiling and rubbing, some small wormholes. 
Minor marks and flaws. Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments! 
Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines! 

A very unusual composition from one of the masterpieces of Kunisada!


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Very Rare Shunga  Kunisada - Four Seasons - Oban - 1827

Interrupted Couple.

 

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock print Kunisada (1786-1865). Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1827. 
Fine impression, very good color and condition. Ohon (Oban) size: 13 2/3" x 9 3/4" inches. 
Series: 'Shunka shuto shiki no nagame'  (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: Prospects for the Four Seasons). 
This design is from the autumn edition! Backed. Some staining (The woman's eyes). 
Some soiling and rubbing, some small wormholes. Minor marks and flaws. 
Wonderful use of gauffrage, lacquer, burnishing and metallic pigments! Highly detailed carving of  individual hair-lines! 

Excerpt:
The prints that comprise this oban are characterized for their vast compositional foundation and for the unmistakable 
grace of the people represented here which recall those of the bijin of the early Kunisada". (p.129 - 
'Shunga, the Erotic Art of Japan' by Marco Fagioli)

A wonderful design from one of the masterpieces of Kunisada!


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Extremely Rare Shunga Painting  -  Through A Door

Anonymous - c.1730.

Description:
Extremely rare antique Japanese painting, Anonymous. Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1730-' 40. Painting on silk. 
Size: 12" x 13 3/4" inches. Very good colors and condition. Some small damages, minor marks and flaws 
but very well preserved for a painting of this very early period! 
The 'Chinese white' colorant or gofu, which is derived from ground oyster shell has been employed to delineate the naked bodies! 
Depicted is a very unusual and comic scene of a man penetrating a woman through a door!

Ex-Ferry Bertholet Collection. (Ferry Bertholet is a painter and authority on Chinese and Japanese erotic art. 
His collection of Chinese and Japanese erotic art is the most important collection in the world.)

A magnificently detailed and early painting from the beginning of shunga!


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Extremely Rare Important Makimono (Handscroll)  - Three Shunga Paintings

Anonymous - c.1700.

Description:
Extremely rare antique Japanese Makimono, Anonymous. Shunga (Spring picture). Date: c.1700-' 20. 
Size: 34" x 11 1/4" inches. Three erotic water-colors on silk. Very good colors and condition. 
Some staining, minor marks and flaws but very well preserved for a painting of this very early period! 
The 'Chinese white' colorant or gofu, which is derived from ground oyster shell has been employed to delineate the naked bodies! 
Depicted are love couples in various lifetimes.

Reference: 
See: Illustration in 'Oriental Erotic Art' by Philip Rawson. p.131. / Also illustrated in 'Shunga, the Essence of Japanese  Pillow-Book Eroticism' by Bret Norton. p.64 (See picture!)

Ex-Ferry Bertholet collection.  (Ferry Bertholet is a painter and authority on chinese and Japanese erotic art. 
His collection of chinese and Japanese erotic art is the most important collection in the world.)

Three excellent, very important and unique paintings from the early period of shunga!


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Complete Shunga Meiji Album - Anonymous - 12 Prints.

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock album Anonymous, Shunga (Spring picture), Meiji period (1868-1912). 
Size: 7" x 4" inches. Containing 12 woodblock prints (Unusual format!) in an accordian like fold-out album.
Fine impressions, color and condition. Minor soiling, marks and flaws. 
Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines and crisp key-block lines! Wonderful burnishing to black parts and extensive use of metallic pigments, embossing to the faces of the women! 

Delightful Meiji prints with intimate couples in different settings and positions! 

A rare complete series! 


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Chuban Shunga Harunobu - Maneemon - c.1768.

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock Harunobu (1725-1770). Shunga (Erotic print). 
Fine impression with gauffrage, very good colors and very good to fine condition. Date: c.1768. 
Chuban yoko-e size: 8 1/4" x 10 3/4" inches. Series: 'Furyu enshoku Maneemon' (The Fashionable Lusty Maneemon). 
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi. Accompanying texts: Komatsuya Hyakki. No repairs, virtually full size (very slightly trimmed), 
clean vertical fold-mark, minor soils, marks and flaws. Overall in a fine state of preservation!

'An old man kisses his wife, who is holding a bowl and a tea whisk. Another (young) couple makes love in the adjoining room divided by a mosquito-net and Maneemon (Mannekin) sits at ease between the two couples. 
The old man points his finger towards the other couple as if to say, ' What they can do, we can do too'. 
In contrast the enormous penises usually depicted in shunga, here the old man's scrotum is greatly enlarged.

His tools for working on the rice fields are stored under the veranda'. ('Japanese Erotic Prints, shunga by Harunobu & Koryusai ' , Inge Klompmakers).

References: Kobayashi and Asano (Eds.) (1995), Vol.1, 36. / Klompmakers (2001), 66-7, B7.

This series is one of Harunobu's most famous shunga works, and perhaps one of the best known works in his whole oeuvre! 
The complete series consist of two sets of twelve prints each in which a miniature man, Maneemon or ' Imitation man', spies on lovers and sometimes imitates them in his own funny but touching way! It is sometimes suggested that Maneemon was Harunobu himself!

A magnificent design by one of the greatest Ukiyo-e masters!


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Wonderful Shunga Catalogue  'Japanese Erotic Fantasies'.

Description:
Wonderfully illustrated catalogue (2004) English. Hardcover 248pp. Size: 10 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches. Excellent condition.
Title: 'Japanese Erotic Fantasies' by G. Winkel and C. Uhlenbeck. 

With 277 full colour illustrations of the prints shown at the largest shunga exhibition ever held in the world called "Lentelust" in Rotterdam, the Netherlands! There's an excellent historical overview (17th C. to Meiji period and beyond) of the genre with treatments on all the major Ukiyo-e masters such as Settei, Moronobu, Harunobu, Koryusai, Hokusai, Utamaro, Eiri, Shunchτ, Kiyonaga, Shigenobu, Eisen, Eizan, Kunisada, Kyosai...etc. 

There's all so a lot of attention to the social, historical and artistic context, the various impressions, techniques of composition, formats, toy-prints, voyeurism, homosexuality and the humour in the designs! In our opinion this book is the most beautifully illustrated and best reference in the shunga genre surpassing the somewhat dated ' Shunga, the Art of Love in Japan' by Tom and Mary Evans! 

Unmissable for the shunga connoisseur! A future classic !


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Original Utamaro Shunga c.1795. In a Boat.

Utamaro ( 1750-1806 )

Description:
Original antique Japanese single color woodblock Utamaro (1750-1806). Very good condition, color and impression. Date: c.1795. 
Total size: 6 1/2" x 14" inches. Shunga (Erotic print) depiction of a intimate couple in a boat! Embossing on the kimono of the man! 
Margin trimming, centerfold (some separation and repair), a few small hole repairs, light wear and soiling, otherwise very good state! 
Utamaro together with Harunobu are the great masters of Ukiyo-e in the portrayal of femininity and love ! 

A wonderful shunga design in a rare and unusual format ! 


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Original Koryusai Shunga c.1760. Futon.

Koryusai ( 1760-1780 )

Description:
Original antique Japanese single color woodblock Koryusai (fl. 1760-1780's). Very good condition, color and impression. 
Date: c.1760's. Chuban size: 7 1/4" x 10" inches. Shunga (Erotic print) depiction of a intimate couple in front of a 
folding screen on a red futon! Embossing on various parts! Slightly trimmed into image, album backed, centerfold 
(some separation and repair), a few small hole repairs, light wear and soiling, otherwise very good state! 
The location of Koryusai's signature in this print is worth noting: the red tobacco pouch has the characters Koryu written on it! 
Harunobu and Koryusai were the first full-colour woodblock print masters! 
Koryusai's genius was more earthy in comparison with the dreamlike designs of Harunobu. 

A beautiful shunga design !


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Shunga Encounter In Ricefield - Meiji Period.

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock, Artist unknown, Shunga (Spring picture), Meiji period. 
Very good impression, color and condition. Small paper loss in the below left corner, minor creases, light wear and soiling. 
Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. A beautiful intimate depiction of a couple in a ricefield, in the right corner an image of their first encounter! 
Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines! 

A wonderful shunga design!


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Shunga Mount Fuji - Old Man- Meiji.

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock, Artist unknown, Shunga (Spring picture), Meiji period. 
Very good impression, color and condition. Some foxing, three creases. Size: 5 x 7 1/2 inches. 
Beautiful intimate depiction of an intimate couple. The old man is aroused and hardly can't wait on the woman to get ready! 
On the wall behind them a depiction of Mount Fuji!  Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines!

 Nicely executed pastel colouring!


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Shunga Utagawa School c.1860 Couple.

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), c.1860. 
Very good impression, color and condition. Some foxing, light wear and soiling. Size: 4 3/4 x 7 inches. 
Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines and crisp key-block lines!

 Nicely executed "bokashi" shading on the faces!


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Shunga Utagawa School c.1860 Couple.

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), c.1860. 
Very good impression, color and condition. Some foxing, light wear and soiling. Size: 4 3/4 x 7 inches. 
Highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines and crisp key-block lines! 

Nicely executed "bokashi" shading on the faces!


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Original Surimono Shunga Utagawa School 1840.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), Not signed. Surimono style, Circa 1840. 
Very good condition. Size: 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Excellent colors, extensive "burnishing" to black parts and wonderful inkbleed through! 
Full size and no flaws. (Which is rare!) 

Beautiful intimate depiction of a couple!


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Original Surimono Shunga Utagawa School 1840.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), Not signed. Surimono style, Circa 1840. 
Very good condition. Size: 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Excellent colors, extensive "burnishing" to black parts and wonderful inkbleed through! 
Full size and no flaws. (Which is rare!) 

Beautiful intimate depiction of a couple!


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Original Surimono Shunga Utagawa School 1840.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), Not signed. Surimono style, Circa 1840. 
Very good condition. Size: 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Excellent colors, extensive "burnishing" to black parts and wonderful inkbleed through! 
Full size and no flaws. (Which is rare!) 

Beautiful intimate depiction of a couple!


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Original Surimono Shunga Utagawa School 1840.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), Not signed. Surimono style, Circa 1840. 
Very good condition. Size: 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Excellent colors, extensive "burnishing" to black parts and wonderful inkbleed through! 
Full size and no flaws. (Which is rare!) 

Beautiful intimate depiction of a couple!


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Original Shunga Diptych Kunisada 1840 Festival.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock book diptych Kunisada (1786-1864), Shunga (Spring picture), Circa 1840. 
Very good condition. Panels joined, margin trimming, minor wear and soiling. Size: 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches.
Metallic highlights and strong inkbleed through! 

Beautiful intimate depiction of a couple during a festival!  


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Original Shunga Diptych Kunisada 1840 Samurai.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock book diptych Kunisada (1786-1864), Shunga (Spring picture), Circa 1840. 
Very good condition. Panels joined, margin trimming, minor wear and soiling. Size: 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. 
Metallic highlights and strong inkbleed through! 

Beautiful intimate depiction of a samurai with a courtisane near the water-side!  


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Original Shunga Diptych Kunisada 1840 Peaking.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock book diptych Kunisada (1786-1864), Shunga (Spring picture), Circa 1840. 
Very good condition. Panels joined, margin trimming, minor wear and soiling. Size: 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. 
Metallic highlights and strong inkbleed through! 

Beautiful intimate depiction of a peaking couple!  


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Original Surimono Shunga Utagawa School 1840.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), Surimono style, Circa 1840. 
Very good condition. Size: 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Full size and no flaws.(Which is rare!) 

Beautiful intimate depiction of a couple!


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Original Surimono Shunga Utagawa School 1840.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), Surimono style, Circa 1840. 
Very good condition. Size: 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Full size and no flaws.(Which is rare!) 

Beautiful intimate depiction of a couple!


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Original Surimono Shunga Utagawa School 1840.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), Surimono style, Circa 1840. 
Very good condition. Size: 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Full size and no flaws.(Which is rare!) 

Beautiful intimate depiction of a couple!


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Three Original Shunga's Woodblock Comic Meiji.

Description:
Three original antique Japanese color woodblocks, Shunga (Spring picture), Excellent condition. Unsigned. 
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Meiji period. Charming explicit prints of 3 couples!  

Amusing set of prints !  


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Two Original Woodblock Shunga's Meiji.

Description:
Two original rare antique Japanese color woodblock prints Anonymous, Shunga (Spring picture), Meiji period (1868-1912). 
Not signed. Very good condition. Trimmed into image. Size: 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Two beautiful intimate depictions of couples 
set in wonderful contrast with the blue background! 

Surimono quality with wonderful use of black lacquer and 'Blind print'!


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Two Original Woodblock Shunga's Meiji.

Description:
Two original rare antique Japanese color woodblock prints Anonymous, Shunga (Spring picture), Meiji period (1868-1912). 
Not signed. Very good condition. Size: 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Two beautiful intimate depictions of  couples set in wonderful 
contrast with the orange background! 

Surimono quality with wonderful use of black lacquer and 'Blind print'!


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Original Surimono Shunga Utagawa School 1850.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), Surimono style, Circa 1850. 
Serie: 'Honcho Meiji No Kiku Maro'. Very good condition. Trimmed into image, light wear and soiling. Size: 3 1/2 x 5 inches. 
Beautiful intimate depiction of a couple in a colourful setting! 

Beautiful use of black lacquer!


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Original Surimono Shunga Utagawa School 1850.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), Surimono style, Circa 1850. 
Very good condition. Light wear and minor soiling. Size: 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Beautiful intimate depiction of a couple! 

Beautiful use of Kimedashi ('Blind print')!


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Rare Shunga Utamaro Woodblock Print.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utamaro (1750-1806). Shunga (Spring picture). Very good condition. Minor spots. 
Later edition of the original block designed by Utamaro. Late 19th Century. From the album 'Negai no itoguchi' (Lovers in the summer).
Printed in Tokyo by a publishing company before the Great Kanto earthquake and Fire in 1923 which destroyed the original blocks. 
Oban yoko-e format: 15"x 10" inches. Utamaro was a ukiyo-e painter, print artist and illustrator, and a pupil of Sekien. 
He was influenced by Kiyonaga and Masanobu. He was arrested and detained briefly in 1804 for publishing prints that violated censorship laws. Utamaro and Harunobu are the great masters of ukiyo-e in the portrayal of femininity and love, but what a difference there is in their ideals!  

A magnificent shunga with wonderful texture, colors, embossing ('Blind print') and striking detail! 


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Rare Shunga Utamaro Woodblock Print.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utamaro (1750-1806). Shunga (Spring picture). Very good condition. Minor spots. 
Later edition of the original block designed by Utamaro. Late 19th Century. From the album 'Negai no itoguchi' (Lovers in the summer).
Printed in Tokyo by a publishing company before the Great Kanto earthquake and Fire in 1923 which destroyed the original blocks. 
Oban yoko-e format: 15"x 10" inches. Utamaro was a ukiyo-e painter, print artist and illustrator, and a pupil of Sekien. 
He was influenced by Kiyonaga and Masanobu. He was arrested and detained briefly in 1804 for publishing prints that violated censorship laws. Utamaro and Harunobu are the great masters of ukiyo-e in the portrayal of femininity and love, but what a difference there is in their ideals!  

A magnificent shunga with wonderful texture, colors, embossing ('Blind print') and striking detail! 


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Rare Shunga Utamaro Woodblock Print.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utamaro (1750-1806). Shunga (Spring picture). Very good condition. Minor spots. 
Later edition of the original block designed by Utamaro. Late 19th Century. From the album 'Negai no itoguchi' (Lovers in the summer).
Printed in Tokyo by a publishing company before the Great Kanto earthquake and Fire in 1923 which destroyed the original blocks. 
Oban yoko-e format: 15"x 10" inches. Utamaro was a ukiyo-e painter, print artist and illustrator, and a pupil of Sekien. 
He was influenced by Kiyonaga and Masanobu. He was arrested and detained briefly in 1804 for publishing prints that violated censorship laws. Utamaro and Harunobu are the great masters of ukiyo-e in the portrayal of femininity and love, but what a difference there is in their ideals!  

A magnificent shunga with wonderful texture, colors, embossing ('Blind print') and striking detail! 


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Rare Shunga Utamaro Woodblock Print.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utamaro (1750-1806). Shunga (Spring picture). Very good condition. Minor spots. 
Later edition of the original block designed by Utamaro. Late 19th Century. From the album 'Negai no itoguchi' (Lovers in the summer).
Printed in Tokyo by a publishing company before the Great Kanto earthquake and Fire in 1923 which destroyed the original blocks. 
Oban yoko-e format: 15"x 10" inches. Utamaro was a ukiyo-e painter, print artist and illustrator, and a pupil of Sekien. 
He was influenced by Kiyonaga and Masanobu. He was arrested and detained briefly in 1804 for publishing prints that violated censorship laws. Utamaro and Harunobu are the great masters of ukiyo-e in the portrayal of femininity and love, but what a difference there is in their ideals!  

A magnificent shunga with wonderful texture, colors, embossing ('Blind print') and striking detail! 


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Rare Shunga Utamaro Woodblock Print.

Description:
Original rare antique Japanese color woodblock Utamaro (1750-1806). Shunga (Spring picture). Very good condition. Minor spots. 
Later edition of the original block designed by Utamaro. Late 19th Century. From the album 'Negai no itoguchi' (Lovers in the summer).
Printed in Tokyo by a publishing company before the Great Kanto earthquake and Fire in 1923 which destroyed the original blocks. 
Oban yoko-e format: 15"x 10" inches. Utamaro was a ukiyo-e painter, print artist and illustrator, and a pupil of Sekien. 
He was influenced by Kiyonaga and Masanobu. He was arrested and detained briefly in 1804 for publishing prints that violated censorship laws. Utamaro and Harunobu are the great masters of ukiyo-e in the portrayal of femininity and love, but what a difference there is in their ideals!  

A magnificent shunga with wonderful texture, colors, embossing ('Blind print') and striking detail! 


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Original!! Antique Shunga Sliding Door - Toshihide -

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock Toshihide Migita (1863-1925), Shunga (Spring picture), circa 1880 (Meiji period). Deluxe print! 
Very good condition. Chuban yoko-e format: 8" x 11" inches. Explicit intimate scene with a couple enjoying themselves in front of a sliding door decorated with mountains! Swastika motif on the kimono of the man! Minor soiling in margin, otherwise magnificent state! In the middle of the upper margin is a zodiacal sign meaning Tatsu (Dragon)! Printed on hand crafted paper (Look at the strong texture!). Use of Urushi-e (black lacquer) on the dark parts of the picture and silver and gold mica detail! Toshihide was a painter and print artist, he studied Ukiyo-e under Yoshitoshi and his specifically Western-style of painting under Kunisawa Shinkuro. This is a beautifully detailed and a wonderfully hand coloured woodblock print. 

A rare and extraordinary piece of art!


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Original!! Antique Shunga Folding Screen -Toshihide -

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock Toshihide Migita (1863-1925), Shunga (Spring picture), circa 1880 (Meiji period). Deluxe print!
Very good condition. Chuban yoko-e format: 8" x 11" inches. Explicit intimate scene of a couple.The back wall is mostly covered by a folding screen decorated with a samurai on a horse! The man is holding a candle! Minor soiling in margin, otherwise magnificent state! In the middle of the upper margin is a zodiacal sign meaning Hitsuji (Goat)! Printed on hand crafted paper (Look at the strong texture!). Use of Urushi-e (black lacquer) on the dark parts of the picture and a lot of silver mica detail! Kimedashi ('blind print') on the collar of the woman's kimono and her light blue underdress and on the kimono of the man! Toshihide was a painter and print artist, he studied Ukiyo-e under Yoshitoshi and his speciffically Western-style of painting under Kunisawa Shinkuro. This is a beautifully detailed and a wonderfully hand coloured woodblock print. 

A rare and extraordinary piece of art!


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Original!! Antique Shunga Loving Embrace -Toshihide -

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock Toshihide Migita (1863-1925), Shunga (Spring picture), circa 1880 (Meiji period). Deluxe print!
Very good condition. Chuban yoko-e format: 8" x 11" inches. Explicit intimate scene of a couple in a loving embrace! The sliding door is decorated with flowers! Minor soiling in margin, otherwise magnificent state! In the middle of the upper margin is a zodiacal sign meaning  Ushi (Ox)! Printed on hand crafted paper (Look at the strong texture!). Use of Urushi-e (black lacquer) on the dark parts of the picture and silver mica on the purple kimono of the woman and gold mica on the kimono of the man! Toshihide was a painter and print artist, he studied Ukiyo-e under Yoshitoshi and his speciffically Western style of painting under Kunisawa Shinkuro. This is a beautifully detailed and a wonderfully hand coloured woodblock print. 

A rare and extraordinary piece of art!


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Original Antique Shunga Toshinobu Meiji Period.

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Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock Toshinobu (fl. ca. 1857-' 86), Shunga (Spring picture), Meiji period (1868-1912).
Not signed, Very good condition, Format: 4 3/4 x 7 inches. Trimmed into image, some foxing, light wear and soiling.
Intimate couple with in the background ships at sea.
Wonderful use of silver mica on the red part of  the kimono of the woman and in the back of thewindow in the upper right corner! 

Beautiful and rare piece of art!


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Original !! Antique Shunga Utagawa School.

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock Utagawa school, Shunga (Spring picture), Circa 1850. 
Not signed. Very good condition. Beautiful Intimate scene of amorous couple ! 
Format: 5 x 6 3/4 inches. Light fold and minor spots ! 

Wonderful detailed woodblock print of the well known Utagawa school !


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Original !! Antique Shunga Zodiac Utagawa School.

Description:
Original antique Japanese color woodblock Anonymous, Shunga (Spring picture), circa 1850.
Surimono style, Utagawa school, Not signed, Very good condition.
Koban Yoko-e Format: 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Detailed intimate scene with wonderful texture in the background ! 
Great impression and color! On the upper left side of the picture a Cock which is coming from the Zodiac ! 
Surimono is the finest example of  a print intended as a gift from one connoisseur to another ! 
The print is album backed!  #13

A very highly detailed carving !

 


 

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