Moroshige: Secret enjoymentMoroshige: Secret enjoyment
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Hishikawa (Furuyama) Moroshige (act. c. 1684-1695)

A young couple secretly enjoying themselves at night, while the girl's roommate is lying next to them, fast asleep.


Date: around 1685

Size: Horizontal Oban, 27 x 39,8 cm

An early sumizuri shunga print. Excellent impression and condition with only minimal signs of age. Verso collector‘s seal of Shibui Kiyoshi (1899-1992), the eminent Japanese ukiyo-e scholar and collector.

An exceedingly rare, magnificent work by this outstanding early ukiyo-e artist, one of Moronobu's best pupils - in a most desirable state.

Lit. Lane, Images from the Floating World: The Japanese Print. New York 1978