Shunga painting - Courtly lovers
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Japan - Shunga painting
Nude lovers, facing each other, are sitting on their courtly robes, he holds her left foot in his hand. The man is wearing a courtly kammuri cap, the lady has a headdress in the style of the Heian period.
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 and mica. Old mounting on silver dotted paper. Some creases and folds due to its age, some tiny paper damages, just a few spots, otherwise good condition.
Japan, Edo period, 18th century
Size: 28 x 46,3 cm