Authentic Edo period original, c.1838, Japanese shunga woodblock print picture by Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1861). From his superb shunga series, Edo nishiki-e azuma bunko (Edo Brocades, the Eastern Library). Shunga bijin-ga (beautiful woman picture) measures approximately 24.4 cm x 16.6 cm. Excellent (deep & rich) colors and impressions! Deluxe printing techniques used to achieve a stunning bijin-ga portrait - gauffrage (on her collar for added texture), mica (metallic pigments), and urushi-e (black lacquer). Condition is very good with minor wear and soiling. No backing. Please see and judge from photos provided.
A Kuniyoshi original bijin-ga woodblock print masterpiece of a gorgeous Japanese beauty!
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