Shunga
  • Utagawa Kunitora
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    Utagawa Kunitora (Active early to mid 19th century)- Imayo toshiotoko (Modern Men of the Year). Illustrated Book. 3 volumes, lacking title-slips, but otherwise complete. Circa 1827.
    Fine impressions with metallic printing. Very good colour and condition. Amongst the rather ordinary designs of this shunga book is one extraordinary illustration, across three pages, of Minamoto no Raiko conjuring up demons with the earth spider depicted as a penis ghost.
    $4,800.
  • Suzuki Harunobu
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    Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)- A Couple Making Love Underneath a Futon, Behind a Screen. Late 1760’s
    Chuban. Fine impression with embossing. Fine colour and condition.
  • Utagawa Kunimori
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    Utagawa Kunimori (1818-1843)- Hanazumo shiju hatte (Forty-eight Techniques of Flowery Sumo Bouts). 1848.
    Illustrated book. 3 volumes complete (bound as 1). Fine impressions with metallic printing. Fine colour. Very good condition.
    $3,500
  • School of Hokusai
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    School of Hokusai - School of Hokusai. Lovers. From an Untitled Series with Flowers inthe Cartouche. Circa 1820.
    Oban. Fine impression and colour. Very good condition. Unobtrusive centrefold.
  • Keisai Eisen
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    Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)- Lovers. 1820’s.
    Koban. 12.4 x 18.8 cm. Fine impression with metallic printing. Fine colour and condition.
    $600.
  • Rekisentei Eiri
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    Rekisentei Eiri (Active late C.18th to early C.19th)- Lovers Beneath a Mosquito Net. Circa 1798.
    Aiban. 23.6 x 34.5 cm. Fine impression and colour. Unobtrusive centrefold. Very good condition. We have been unable to trace another impression of this elegant design.
  • Attributed to Utagawa Sadakage
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    Attributed to Utagawa Sadakage (Active circa 1818-1844)- Azuma Genji e-awase (Prince Genji of the East: A Painting Contest). Circa 1835.
    Illustrated book. 3 volumes complete. Fine impressions with metallic printing. Fine colour. One sheet of text missing the lower left corner, otherwise very good condition. Honolulu has a single volume which they catalogue as by Kuniyoshi.
    $3,500
  • Kairindo Shujin
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    Kairindo Shujin (Active early 19th century)- Shukiku kiei suichoki (Curious Songs of Autumn Chrysanthemum). 1828.
    Illustrated book. 3 volumes. Lacking title-slip on volume 3; otherwise complete. Fine impressions. Very good colour and condition.
    $2,900
  • Isoda Koryusai
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    Isoda Koryusai (active ca. 1764-1788)- Lovers. From the series Koshoku juni Sugata (Twelve Erotic Appearances). 1780’s.
    Koban. 14.8 x 15.3 cm. Fine impression and colour. Very faint centrefold, otherwise fine condition.
    $690.
  • Attributed to Utagawa Kunimori
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    Attributed to Utagawa Kunimori (1818-1843)- Lovers Circa 1830.
    Koban. 12.4 x 18.6 cm. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $550
  • Isoda Koryusai
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    Isoda Koryusai (active ca. 1764-1788)- Isoda Koryusai (Active 1764-1788). Lovers Underneath a MosquitoNet. Minazuki (The Sixth Month). From the series Furyu juniki noeiga (Prosperous Flowers of the Elegant Twelve Months). Early1770’s.
    Chuban. Klompmakers, Japanese Erotic Prints: Harunobu & Koryusai, D.4, page 110. Fine impression and colour. Centrefold. Very good condition.
  • Keisai Eisen
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    Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)- Lovers Beside a Fan and Iris. 1820’s.
    Koban. 12.4 x 18.8 cm. Fine impression, colour and condition.
    $600.
  • Torii Kiyonaga
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    Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)- A Woman Masturbating with a Sex Toy. From the series Koshoku Suetsumuhana (Erotic Suetsumuhana). Circa mid-1780’s.
    Koban. 10.5 x 16 cm. Fine impression, colour and condition. Suetsumuhana (which means safflower) is the name of a female character in the Tale of Genji. The National Institute of Japanese Literature has the complete set of 18 prints.
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
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    Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)- Ehon warai jogo (Picture Book: The Laughing Drinker)
    Circa 1803. Illustrated book. 3 volumes complete. 21.7 x 15.4cm (covers). Asano & Clark 494, Clark, Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art nos. 4 and 52. Fine, early impressions with superb, unfaded colour. Original covers and title-slips show wear, but internal contents are fine. This erotic masterpiece is thought to be Utamaro's final shumpon. Each volume opens with a half-length portrait of a beauty and closes with a detail of the genitalia. This book is extensively discussed in Asano & Clark and Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art (op. cit. pages 52 and 207).
  • Utagawa Kunimori
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    Utagawa Kunimori (1818-1843)- Shunshoku tama zoroi Circa 1850.
    3 volumes complete. 24.5 x 16.7 cm (covers). Fine impressions and colour. Very good condition.
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
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    Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)- Ehon warai jogo (Picture Book: The Laughing Drinker)
    Circa 1803. Illustrated book. 3 volumes complete. 21.7 x 15.4cm (covers). Asano & Clark 494, Clark, Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art nos. 4 and 52. Fine, early impressions with superb, unfaded colour. Original covers and title-slips show wear, but internal contents are fine. This erotic masterpiece is thought to be Utamaro's final shumpon. Each volume opens with a half-length portrait of a beauty and closes with a detail of the genitalia. This book is extensively discussed in Asano & Clark and Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art (op. cit. pages 52 and 207).
  • Suzuki Harunobu
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    Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)- Lovers in Front of a Fishbowl. From the series Wakoku kagami-e (Mirror Picture of Japan).
    Late 1760s. Chuban. 20.6 x 28.2cm. Fine impression with brilliant, fresh, unfaded colour. Faint centrefold. Fine condition.
  • Katsukawa Shuncho
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    Katsukawa Shuncho (Active late 1770s-late 1790s)- Lovers.
    Late 1780s. From the series Keichu majura nishiki (Multi-coloured Pillows in Bed). Ca. Chuban. 19.4 x 26.3 cm). Fine, early impression with exquisite printing. Fine colour. Fine condition with small flaws. A fine example of benigirai printing.
  • School of Kikugawa Eizan
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    School of Kikugawa Eizan (1787-1867)- Lovers Embracing Underneath a Mosquito Net.
    Ca. 1810. Koban. 12.5 x 18.9 cm. Fine impression, colour and condition.
  • Katsukawa Shuncho
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    Katsukawa Shuncho (Active late 1770s-late 1790s)- Lovers
    Late 1780. Oban. Fine impression. Very good colour and condition. Faint centrefold.
    $2,500
  • Katsukawa Shuncho
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    Katsukawa Shuncho (Active late 1770s-late 1790s)- Lovers
    Late 1780. Oban. Fine impression. Very good colour and condition. Faint centrefold.
    $$2,500
  • Katsukawa Shuncho
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    Katsukawa Shuncho (Active late 1770s-late 1790s)- Lovers
    Late 1780s. Oban. 25 x 37.7cm. Fine impression. Very good colour. Extremely faint centrefold. Fine condition.
    $2,500
  • Katsushika Hokusai
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    Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)- A Couple Making Love.
    Ca. 1814. From the series, Tsui No Hinagata (Patterns of Loving Couples). Oban. 25.8 x 38.6 cm. Hillier, The Art of Hokusai in Book Illustration, pl. 146. Fine impression of the first edition. Fine colour with metallic pigments. Very good condition.
  • Isoda Koryusai
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    Isoda Koryusai (active ca. 1764-1788)- A Night Scene of a Woman Disturbed by Two Lovers
    Early 1770s. Chuban. 19.4 x 26.1cm. Evans, Shunga, 3-G. Fine impresion, colour and condition.
  • Katsukawa Shuncho
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    Katsukawa Shuncho (Active late 1770s-late 1790s)- Lovers Beside a Screen
    Late 1780s. Chuban. 19.3 x 25.7cm. Fine impression. Very fine, unfaded colour. Fine condition.
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