Shôzan: Liebespaar auf Veranda
Move your mouse over image or click to enlarge
Koikawa Shôzan (1821-1907)
A pair of lovers on a veranda, at their heads a tablet with food and sake, in the background a small shrine at the coast surrounded by pine trees.
From: Shiki no orifushi (Moments in the Four Seasons)
Size: Vertical aiban, 21,3 x 32 cm
Beautiful, luxurious print with brilliant colours, embossing, burnishing and metal pigments (oxidized) on heavy paper. Minor, horizontal creases, small areas are a bit fragile (due to the oxidation), altogether in very good condition.
The foreword of this work signed with the pseudonymous Insutei, sometimes also ascribed to Utagawa Kunimori II (cf. Klefisch, cat. 84).
A further copy of this print in the collection of the Weatherspoon Art Museums, Inv. No. 1988.4135 (here ascribed to Kunisada).
Images of the complete series in: Ofer Shagan, Japanese Erotic Art. The Hidden World of Shunga, London 2013, p. 152f., the foreword only in: Ders., Encyclopedia of Japanese Erotic Art: Shunga – vol. I , Tokyo 2011, p. 096, No.11 .