1897 - Takeuchi Keishu - Shunga - Ozakura - Young couple
Authentic Meiji period, c.1897 Japanese shunga erotic art woodblock print picture by Takeuchi Keishu (1861-1942). Title of this deluxe shunga series: Ozakura (Cherry Blossom at Night). Publisher: Hakubunkan. About this shunga series: "The printing is exquisite, with a generous use of mica (metallic pigments) and bokashi (tonal gradation) to express the lovely quality of the kimono." Excerpt from shunga reference book, Japanese Erotic Fantasies by C. Uhlenbeck & Margarita Winkel, P.239. Measures 24.2 cm x 32.5 cm. Great colors and impressions! Even the hairlines and their illustrious sheen are visible! Very good condition with light wear, album backing. Simply a beautiful piece of shunga artwork - a gem! Please refer to photos.
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