Utagawa School -- "Deluxe Shunga #K"

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Artist Utagawa School (unsigned)
Title "Deluxe Shunga #K"
Date ca1830/40's
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 5 1/8 x 7 3/8 inside edge purple
(7 1/8 x 8 5/8 overall)
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to kimonos and bodies; crisp lines, highly detailed carving. Silver metallic pigments to kimono. Gold metallic "speckles" to outer surround. "Deluxe" printing techniques.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Excellent colors--very fresh.
(Few scattered marks; slight wear; light toning.)
Loosely end-tipped to original folio backing.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Very highly detailed and colorful "shunga" image of an amourous couple. From an album of 12 "deluxe" prints--found inside "original silk-covered album." Excellent colors. Very clean for "shunga."
Item # GG-122
Price $185 (Sold/AD)
(Guaranteed original ca1830)