Original woodblock print, Shunga (3) - Utagawa Kunimori II 歌川国盛 (act. ca. 1840-60) - about 1860-65

Description
Original woodblock print, Shunga (3) - Utagawa Kunimori II 歌川国盛 (act. ca. 1840-60) - about 1860-65
Very good condition, see description

Original woodblock print, Shunga (3) - Utagawa Kunimori II 歌川国盛 (act. around 1840-60) - around 1860-65

Three double pages with original black and white woodblock prints, from the shunga booklet 'Teikin warai-e sho' (A selection of erotic scenes, with a reference to chastity, pleasures and house rules). Artist: Utagawa Kunimori II.
a. Gay erotic scene and masturbation.
b. Intimate caress and four close-ups.
c. Erotic porch scene and warehouse roof.

The titles are suggestive. For example, the title of the masturbating man is 'sagyo' (at work), 'watadono' (connecting corridor) for the veranda scene, 'okute' (slow maturing) for loving couple and names of crops such as 'daizu' (literally: big bean) at the close-ups, referring to phases of age.

Date: 1860-1865
Dimensions: all three are approx. 23 x 17.5 cm.

Condition: Very good condition and good print.
Condition: Very good condition and good print.

Lot details
Total nr of items
3
Object
Original woodblock print, Shunga
Material
Mulberry paper
Period
about 1860-65
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Kunimori II 歌川国盛 (act. ca. 1840-60)
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
17×0×23 cm
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