Kunisada (attrib.) -- "Foreplay Under the Futon"

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Artist Kunisada (attrib.) (1786-1865)
Title "Foreplay Under the Futon" (given name)
Date ca1830's/40's
Series na
Publisher Privately printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 ("koban yoko-e")
Impression Very Fine. Nicely done "bokashi" shading to upper background; extensive use of gold metallic pigments to futon and wall; extensive "gauffrage" to legs and blue under-lining; "burnishing" to black of kinomo and head-rest; crisp "key-lines," very highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. (Tiny repair top margin, very minor wear, few backing remnants.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Relaxing under the covers of a thick winter futon, this young couple is seen engaging in foreplay. A wonderful "shunga" print in exceptional condition.
Item # BG-101
Price $185