Shunga painting - Courtly lovers
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Japan - Shunga painting
Lying courtly couple in the style of the Heian period, the man on top with a courtly cap (eboshi), a green kimono is sliding from his back. The lady is wearing a splendid kimono (shibori fabric) decorated with large minogame turtles.
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: 27,2 x 46,6 cm