Male And Female Mountain - Wagtail

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“Gods on the Floating Bridge of Heaven Watch a Wagtail.“

On this design: “...Eisen suggested this at the front of his massive pornographic compilation, the Pillow Library (Makuro Bunko), where the gods clasp each other on the bank of clouds, wagtail already to the left as Izanagi points his spear (Ill.134); two elemental peaks called Male Mountain and Female Mountain rise behind".

p.265 (Ill.134) in 'Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820' by T. Screech. Antique Japanese color woodblock. Shunga (Spring picture).

Additional Information

Artist: Keisai Eisen (1790–1848)

Date: c.1822

Size: 9 1/2” x 8” inches

Series: 'Makura Bunko’ (Pillow Library)

Impression: Fine (Magnificent use of metallic printing and embossing. Nicely executed 'bokashi' (red pigment) shading)

Color: Fine

Condition: Fine (Minor marks and flaws only otherwise in a wonderful condition)

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