Koryûsai - Love and calligraphy
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Isoda Koryûsai (1735-1790)
Lying lovers on a futon bed. In the background a folding screen with large calligraphic signs in the style of stone rubbing (ishizuri-e), with the sign „Ko“ (as in Koryûsai) and with the signature „Dôraku sanjin“.
Date: ca. 1770/71
Size: Chûban, 18,7 x 25,2 cm
Nice impression, with relief printing. Colours still nice. Paper a little bit trimmed, at left margin a little bit worn, otherwise very good condtion. Rare item.
Fig. in Brea/Kondo, Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings from the Early Masters to Shunshô, Genua 1980, p 208, Nr. 254, Fig. 306. Brooklyn Museum, No. 78.141. Compare also Klompmakers, Japanese erotic prints. Shunga by Harunobu & Koryûsai, Leiden 2008 (2.A.), pp 78. Evans, Shunga, New York/London (1975), p 175 and Fig. 6.18-19. Uhlenbeck/Winkel, Japanese Erotic Fantasies, Amsterdam 2005, p 100.