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Isoda Koryûsai (1735-1790)

Young woman with loose hair and her young lover. In the background a screen with a waterfall landscape, in the foreground a lantern (andon) and a slide door with a landscape painting.

Series: Shikidô torikumi jûniban (Twelve Bouts in the Way of Love)

Date: ca. 1775-77

Size: Oban, 24 x 36,8 cm (paper size)

Very good impression, nice and well preserved colours. Paper creased, a little bit soiled and worn, small restorations at lower right margin. At all good condition according to its age. The term „Torikumi“ in the series' title refers to the sport of sumo.

Ref.: Uhlenbeck/Winkel, Japanese Erotic Fantasies. Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period, p 1112, No Fig. 28c. Klompmakers, Japanese erotic prints, shunga by Harunobu & Koryûsai, p 144, No E.10.

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