“A couple have a passionate encounter on a bench.”
Very rare, one-of-a-kind erotic design from the Meiji Era !
About the particular painting style:
Appealing Mejiji pieces painted by a gifted artist in a free hand style with a wonderful spontaneity and a rapid touch that is full of movement. There is no elaborate background or costumes. It is the humour and humanity of the sex that is the focus. The artist is clearly inspired by the work of Kawanabe Kyôsai (1831-1889) and the medieval tradition of comic-erotic art (artists like Tôba Sôjo). The poems are by famous poets like Issa, Kikaku and so on.
Original antique Japanese erotic painting signed by an anonymous artist working in the Kyôsai style.