Authentic Meiji period, c.1900 original Japanese erotic art shunga woodblock print picture by Takeuchi Keishu (1861-1942). Shunga picture measures 18.7 cm x 12.3 cm. Great colors and impressions! Nice silver mica (metallic pigments) highlighting the couple's garments. Very good condition with a dye mark on the lower portion of the man's robes and about a cm long crease at the top left side of the picture. No backing. Please refer to photos.
An excellent shunga woodblock print picture of a couple getting 'turned on' by the shunga books they're reading.
Takeuchi Keishu may not get as much recognition as his brethren counterparts of the Meiji Period, Tomioka Eisen and Ikeda Terukata, but of course, all three artists are considered the 'Big Three' in regards to Meiji Period shunga. Yet, Eisen and Terukata tend to get most of the accolades. Terukata is definitely a great artist and one of my personal favorites from that period, but Keishu's commissioned and thus, immaculate deluxe shunga series, Hazakura (Leaves of the Cherry Blossom), rivals any and all shunga artwork put forth during Japan's imperialistic era - no matter the other artist!
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