After Utamaro -- "Lovers -- #A"

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Artist After Utamaro (KITAGAWA)
Title "Lovers -- #A"
Date ca1890-1910's
Series na
Publisher Privately printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 7/8 x 14 13/8
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage"
(embosssing) to body areas; "burnishing" to hair areas; crisp "key-lines," highly detailed carving.
Condition Good to Very Good.
Excellent colors.

(Light-moderate toning; spotting; vertical centerfold; few scattered marks.)
Quite clean for "shunga."
Reference/Illus na
Comments After Utamaro--a large full-figured "shunga" design of the Meiji Era. Exquisitely printed with much attention to details and printing quality. Full-sized "shunga" prints are both highly desirable and seldom seen. Pleasing age-toned.
Item # EG-761
Price $295