Kunisada (attrib.) -- "The Brown Futon"

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Artist Kunisada (attrib.) (1786-1865)
Title "The Brown 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, "surimono" quality. Extensive "gauffrage" to outlines of bodies; light "burnishing" to black areas; gold metallic pigments to kimono's pattern; crisp "key-lines," very highly detailed carving. (Small top area without blue pigment.)
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. (Very minor wear, few backing remnants.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Atop a flower-pattened brown futon, a couple is seen engaged in lovemaking. A wonderful "shunga" print in exceptional condition.
Item # BG-383
Price $185