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Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)

A young woman resists a man who tries to make a pass at her, his gifts - unopened - in the background.

Title: Kimusume (vergin)

Series: Imayô jûni-kagami (Twelve mirrors in the modern style)

Date: ca. 1784-86

Size: Chûban, 19,5 x 26,2 cm (paper size)

Very good impression, with relief printing. Colours a little bit faded. With some creases due to age and usage, a few tiny wormholes, otherwise throughout good condition.

This series with intimate love scenes is - beside the series Shikidô jûniban - quite rightly regarded as one of the main erotic artworks of Kiyonaga.

Compare: Calza, Poem of the Pillow and other stories, 2010, p 252, pp 268.

€ 600,-