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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865) ascribed to

Lovers in a room beside a table with served meals. The woman hugs the man, who holds a shamisen.

Title: Tsumebiki (to strike the strings)

From the series: Shamisen jûni chôshi (12 sounds of a Shamisen)

Date: about 1835

Size: Obon double-page, 21 x 31,5 cm (print size)

Very good impression with nice and fresh colours, with metal pigments (partly oxidized). Margins at lower corners just a little bit worn, otherwise nice and clean condition.

Lit.: Fagioli, Shunga. Ars amandi in Japan, 1998, pp 142, Fig. 145-156. Klefisch, catalogue No 84, No 32 (there ascribed to Yanagawa Shigenobu).