1838 - KUNIYOSHI - Shunga - Prostitute
Authentic Edo period original, c.1838, Japanese erotic art shunga woodblock print picture by Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1861). From his shunga series, Edo nishiki-e azuma bunko (Edo Brocades, the Eastern Library). Shunga picture measures approximately 24.4 cm x 30 cm. Excellent colors and impressions, as well as bokashi shading and urushi-e (black lacquer). Condition is excellent with only minimal wear! No backing. Please see and judge from photos provided.
"An encounter between a lower-class prostitute and most likely a manual labourer. ...the design differs in focus and scale from the rest of the book. The view is close up, and thus the conveyance of enjoyment is much more palpable to the viewer." excerpt from P.202, Japanese Erotic Fantasies, Chris Uhlenbeck and Margarita Winkel.
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