shungaisart - 1897 - Keishu - Japanese woodblock print - Hazakura - Pine Trees & Sakura

1897 - Keishu - Hazakura - Pine Trees & Sakura

SKU: bok33511
$79.00Price

Authentic & original Meiji period, c.1897 Japanese woodblock print picture and poetry page by Takeuchi Keishu (1861-1942).  The poem page and pine tree & sakura (cherry blossom) artwork picture are from his deluxe shunga series:  Hazakura (Leaves of the Cherry Blossom).  Publisher:  Hakubunkan.  The shunga pictures in this series make use of various deluxe printing techniques such as urushi-e, which is a type of black lacquer used to add sheen and lustre to the lovers' hair, as well as the black kimonos.  A generous use of mica (metallic pigments, especially silver mica) on the objects in the room, as well as adding beauty to some of the kimono designs.  Gauffrage (a delicate type of embossing) which adds texture to the clothing.  In this series it is often applied to the collar and sash.  And gofun, (a white powder derived from crushed seashells) to magnify the vaginal fluids secreting from the woman's vagina.  Each piece here measures 23.6 cm x 16.5 cm.  Very good colors and impressions.  Good condition with minimal wear, few crease marks near bottom left on the mountainside picture.  Album backing.  Please refer to photos.  

 

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