Kunisada II -- "Over the Shoulder"

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Artist Kunisada II (1823-1880)
Title "Over the Shoulder" (given name)
Date ca1840's/50's
Series na
Publisher Privately printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 x 8 1/4 (two 6 x 4 1/8 diptych sheets joined)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to screen; extensive "burnishing" to black collars, head-rest, and kimono's under-lining; light "gauffrage" to screens; crisp "key-lines," highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (Crisp and clean--no flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Looking over his shoulder, perhaps as if surprised--a couple locked in a love-making embrace. (Exceptionally clean for "shunga.")
Item # BG-372
Price $175 (Sold)