Utagawa School -- "Straightening Up"

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Artist Utagawa School
Title "Straightening Up"
(given name)
Date ca1830's/40's
Series na
Publisher Privately printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 3 3/4 x 5 1/8 ("koban yoko-e")
Impression Very Fine, "surimono" quality. Extensive, "gauffrage" (embossing) to kimono, head-rest pillow, and inset "scroll" cartouche; highly detailed carving of hair-lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent, fresh colors. (Very clean; only very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A young, kimono-clad courtesan is seen straightening up her samurai client's clothing, likely following lovemaking. A wonderful "shunga" print in exceptional condition.
Item # BG-556
Price $175 (Sold/AP)