This is a guaranteed antique and original. (wood block print) by a late Edo c. 1845 era artist, Kunisada. Shunga (erotic prints) were outlawed to produce during the Edo era but were so poplular that all the leading artists created them. This print, unsigned, but attributed to the Edo era artist Kunisada of the Utagawa school, features an enthusiastic patron and geisha fulfilling the height of their passion. This print is two pages of a manga (book size) measuring 8″ x 6 1/4″ — (20 x 16 cm). It has been professionally matted on museum mat. The overall matsize is 12″ by 9″ (30 x 23 cm). The paper this print is made of took over 200 days to make. The paper is made of the inner bark of the gampi (mulberry) tree and made to last virtually indefinitely. Having been recently matted and framed, this print remains in very good condition , crisp with full. Some smudges around faces (see pictures 5 & 6). Pictures 7 & 8 show the full print out of mat from the back showing bleed through of the organic dyes. You’ll love it, I guarantee it……… Sailerking and the Shogun’s Gallery have been in the Japanese antique business for over 38 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. The item “ANTIQUE (1840) JAPANESE ORIGINAL UKIYOE SHUNGA EROTIC WOODBLOCK PRINT KUNISADA” is in sale since Thursday, July 9, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “sailerking” and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Paintings
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1800-1849
- Primary Material: Paper
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print