Koryûsai - Love and art
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Isoda Koryûsai (1735-1790)
Lying lovers in front of a wall with paintings and calligraphies. The woman, with closed eyes, is pillowed on a neckroll.
Date: ca. 1770/71
Size: Chûban, 18,7 x 25,2 cm
Nice impression, with relief printing. Colours still nice. Paper a little bit trimmed, at right margin a little bit worn,
otherwise very good condtion. Rare item.
Compare Evans, Shunga, New York/London (1975), p 175 and Fig. 6.18-19. Brea/Kondo, Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings from the Early Masters to Shunshô, Genua 1980, pp 205. Klompmakers, Japanese erotic prints. Shunga by Harunobu & Koryûsai, Leiden 2008 (2.A.), pp 78. Uhlenbeck/Winkel, Japanese Erotic Fantasies, Amsterdam 2005, pp 100.