Utagawa-School: Lovers with a koto
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Utagawa School, 19th century
Lovers next to a Koto, against a red ornamental backdrop with rodels, mimicking a shibori (tie-dye) textile design. Crêpe print (縮緬絵, Chirimen-e)
Date: around 1850-60
Size: Horizontal koban, 10,1 x 14,9 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 good condition. Rare crêped shunga with an exceptional background design.