Utagawa-School: KissingUtagawa-School: Kissing
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Utagawa School, 19th century

A couple kissing and making love.

Title: Yotsuban – Kuro kachi (Game 4 – Black wins)

Series: Go-ban e-awase (A picture contest on the Go board)

Date: c. 1860s

Size: Horizontal koban, 9,1 x 12,4 cm

Very good impression and excellent colours. Surimono quality printing on thick paper, with embossing and richly used metal pigment. Unbacked. Only minor creasing and little metal oxydation. Very nice condition.
From an interesting erotic series paralleling lovers to various positions of the Go board game. Rare.

Cf. British Museum, No. OA+,0.437.1-14