Encounter in the Snow

Item No.: P3800
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"A woman wearing a heavy over-kimono (shikake), hood (zukin) and tall geta has a tumble in the snow with her lover. Her umbrella acts as a shield against the cold. The insert image (koma-e) illustrates a village and bridge scene with the inscription ‘all covered in snow’. The dynamics of their encounter is emphasized by the falling lantern."


p.166 (Ill.59a) in ‘Japanese Erotic Fantasies – Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period’ by C. Uhlenbeck

P.118 (Fig.2) in 'Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga' by Ofer Shagan

Additional Information

Artist: Inransai aka. Ikeda Eisen or Keisai Eisen (1790-1848). 

Date: c.1838-'40

Size: 10 3/4" x 9 4/5" inches

Title: 'Yukidoke no shizuku (Drops of Melting Snow)'

Series: 'Shunshoku hana no shizuu (Erotic Drops of Flower Petals)'

Impression: Fine (with excellent use of metallic pigments)

Color: Very good

Condition: Very good (Minor wrinkling, marks and flaws only!)

Curiosities: One of the most coveted designs of the series!

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