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Kunisada II

Utagawa Kunisada II


Set of Twelve Shunga Woodblock Prints

a set of twelve elegant compositions illustrating couples in romantic encounters, all finely printed with embellishments such as metallic details and embossing, six compositions present fairly chaste couplings, five are explicit, and the final image is a graphic close-up of penetration; titled (illegible) on the original fukuro (wrapper); unsigned (attributed to Kunisada II), n.d.

each poem slip approximately 7 by 1 3/4 in., 17.9 by 4.4 cm
fukuro (wrapper) 8 by 2 1/2 in., 20

Utagawa Kunisada II


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Scholten Japanese Art
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