Moroshige: 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