Kiyonaga - Lovers
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Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)
Lovers, the man stimulates the woman with his fingers. Behind them a tsuzumi (small drum) in the Tokonoma niche and an inrô (traditional Japanese case for small objects) on the floor.
Title: unread (… ki)
Series: Imayô jûni-kagami (Twelve mirrors in the modern style)
Date: ca. 1784-86
Size: Chûban, 19,2 x 26 cm (paper size)
Very good impression, with relief printing. Colours a little bit faded. With some creases due to age and usage, three wormholes at upper margin, neatly restored, otherwise throughout good condition.
This series with intimate love scenes is - beside the series Shikidô jûniban - quite rightly regarded as one of the main erotic artworks of Kiyonaga.
Compare: Calza, Poem of the Pillow and other stories, 2010, p 252, pp 268.