Item No.: P2538
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“During the act of love the famous shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu is holding a candlestick to his lover to inspect her state of excitement.”

The folding screen behind them on the left features an aristocratic man on a horse and a young servant crossing a stream.

Original antique Japanese color woodblock.

Additional Information

Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)

Date: 1851 (Kaei 4)

Size: ca. 13 2/5” x 9 3/4” inches (Obon size)

Series: Shõ-utsushi Aioi Genji (A True-life Devoted Genji)

Impression: Excellent (The printing techniques (use of gauffrage, embossing, gold and silver pigments...etc.) used in this first edition of the Genji series is unmatched in the history of shunga)

Color: Fine

Condition: Near fine (Minor marks and flaws only)

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