Utamaro School, Shunga, Couple and Shamisen

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Artist: Utamaro school
Title: A couple making love beside a shamisen.
Date: 19th century
Size: 25.1 x 37.9 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

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Shunga (lit. 'springtime pictures') are graphic images, woodblock prints or ink paintings, picturing intimate, erotic activity. The images emphasise joyful facial expressions and feature excessive genitals of both male and female partners. Primarily, erotic pictures were used for viewing and sharing with close friends or partners as well as providing sexual education for young couples. Shunga depicted sexual pleasure or female sexuality as an important matter worth to be acknowledged and encouraged.

In this print, a couple enjoy their intimate moment together. In the background lays forgotten a shamisen, a Japanese musical instrument that is often depicted in pictures of the floating world.

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Print FormatOban (Horizontal)
ArtistUnsigned
SubjectMale & Female, Shunga Erotica
Dimensions25.1 x 37.9 cm
Condition ReportWear around the edge, paper loss, holes, light centrefold, discoloured on the right, soiling
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