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shungaisart - 1820 - EIZAN - Shunga woodblock print - Sensual Beauty - sakura

1820 - EIZAN - Shunga - Sensual Beauty

SKU: kur4562

Authentic Edo period original, c.1820, Japanese erotic art shunga woodblock print picture by Kikugawa Eizan  (1787-1867).   Eizan was a highly respected artist during his time and was influenced by a number of great artists including his friends Utamaro and Toyokuni I.  Not to mention, he was the founder of the highly-esteemed Kikugawa School of artists and the teacher of another great ukiyo-e/shunga artist, Keisai Eisen.

 

From the series:  Princess Ansomi Volume 1

Shunga picture measures 22 cm x 26 cm.

 

Very good colors and impressions.  Condition is fair with some wear, stains, and soiling.  Please see and judge from photos.

 

An original shunga woodblock print picture by the founder of the elite Kikugawa School of ukiyo-e artwork.  In this shunga scene, a young male slowly and patiently enters his female lover under sakura (cherry blossoms) and other spring flowers.  Eizan was also infuenced by his father's artistry and talents, hence the number of flowers and natural beauty in nearly all of his shunga scenes.

 

 

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