shungaisart - 1845 - UTAGAWA - Shunga woodblock print - Octopus - Ecstasy

1845 - UTAGAWA - Shunga - Octopus - Ecstasy

SKU: syd4806
$196.00Price

Authentic Edo period original, c.1845, Japanese erotic art shunga woodblock print picture by an artist of the UTAGAWA School.  From the shunga series, Uotori (fish & bird) ajiwai (taste) kurabe (comparison).  An interesting - and if not odd - shunga with each scene in the book comparing the sexual organs/acts of the lovers to either fish and/or birds.  Hence, the animal cartouche at the top corner of each shunga picture.  The author is Insuitei

Shunga woodblock print picture measures 17.5 cm x 21.6 cm.  Very good colors and impressions.  Condition is good with some light wear and soiling, wormage at bottom border, slight repairs at mid/bottom right on reverse.  No backing.  Please see and judge from photos.

 

A fantastic shunga woodblock print picture of two lovers caught in a moment of ecstatic rapture!  The ever-faithful octopus adorns the cartouche at top right.  

 

 

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