Eisen -- "Lovers #E"

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Artist Eisen KEISAI
Title "Lovers #E"
Date ca1820-25
Provenance Military collection--from family of Army serviceman stationed in Tokyo 1946-48.
Series na
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer unsigned
(typical of "shunga")
Image Size 9 7/8 x 14 3/4
(Large full "oban" format)
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to kimonos; "burnishing" to black areas; crisp lines, highly detailed carving.
Condition Good++ to Very Good.
Excellent colors.
(Vertical folio center-fold; areas of soiling; scattered marks/stains; wear. Small hole center/right repaired by backing.)
Retains original folio backing.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Highly detailed/colorful "shunga" image of an amourous couple.
Excellent colors. Very nice.
Hard-to-find large format.
Item # GG-104
Price $375 (Sold/GM)
(Guaranteed original ca1820.)