Shunga painting - Lying loversShunga painting - Lying lovers
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Japan - Shunga painting

Lying lovers are satisfying each other with their hands. The man has a bun hairstyle (chasen)and the woman a headdress of the 18th century.

Very fine painting in the ukiyo-e style of the Tosa province, with tender outlines and fine details skilfully painted on paper with ink, mineral colours, gofun and some gold. Old mounting on silver dotted paper. Some creases due to its age, some tiny paper damages, just a few spots, otherwise good condition.

Japan, Edo period, 18th century

Size: 27,7 x 40,6 cm