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“The young woman lying against the tree is Osane who was originally from high birth but who has fallen deep.”
In Hokusai’s version she has been raped shortly before.
Antique Japanese color woodblock. Shunga (Erotic print).
Artist: Ikeda Terukata (1883–1921)
Date: c. 1890
Size: 13 1/4” x 9 4/5” inches (Aiban yoko-e size)
Series: : ‘Kuni no sakae’. Inspired on the erotic designs from Hokusai’s series Manpuku wagojin (c.1821)
Impression: Fine (with excellent use of gaufrage and metallic pigments)
Condition: Fine (Flawless state !)
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