Eisen -- "Upright Embrace"

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Artist KIESAI, Eisen (1790-1848)
Title "Upright Embrace"
(given name)
Date ca1830
Series From the album "Mimasu-gata" ("Mimasu Form").
Publisher Privately printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer Print is unsigned (typical of "shunga" prints, due to censorship), but known to have been done by Eisen.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 13 5/8
Impression Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to kimonos; light "gauffrage" pattern to green blanket; crisp "key-lines," highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines.
Condition Good to Very Good. Very good colors. Vertical centerfold (some separation); small worm-hole (center); trimmed to printed border's edge; wear and soiling (mostly lower corners).
Reference/Illus na
Comments A loving couple, upright in a love-making embrace. Nice, larger-sized, old "shunga" print. See article titled: "Seeing Double .....This time, "Shunga"
Item # BG-239
Price $350