Utagawa-School: Lovers with ornamental backdrop
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Utagawa School, 19th century
Lovers against a blue ornamental backdrop with floral motives, styled like a textile design.
Crêpe print (縮緬絵, Chirimen-e)
Date: around 1850-60
Size: Horizontal koban, 10,2 x 15 cm
Excellent impression and colours. Fine and even creping of the paper (likely from an original chûban size). Unbacked. Verso some brown remains of prior attachment. Overall very nice condition. Rare crêped shunga with an exceptional background design.