SHUNGA – Japanese hand-painted caricature Edo period 19c (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Shunga erotic picture of caricatured sexual activity of the people in the Edo period. Hand-painting on silk (backed with paper) attached with a frame. Late Edo period, 19th century. Confirmed the geometrical pattern of ‘Four rhombuses with eyes” at the flag the woman has (though discolored), which is the family crest of ‘Yotsume-ya’ (lit. ‘Four eyes shop’) of the first and the oldest porn shop in Japan. Also, confirmed the aphrodisiac name of ‘Chomeigan’ at the flag, which is the main product of Yotsume-ya. Boundlessly cheerful and enjoyably laughable shunga masterpiece of Edo period with no depression feeling. Condition is as seen, with bent, wrinkles, stains, and paint-exfoliation.
Picture: approx. 55 x 41cm (21.65 x 16.14in) / Frame: approx. 75 x 67cm (29.52 x 26.37in)
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Item price: $900
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