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Scroll, shunga, smoking merchant, courtesans, Japan Meiji era

Scroll, shunga, smoking merchant, courtesans, Japan Meiji era


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1036543

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Painting, hanging scroll with the images of a man of the merchant class, having intercourse with one woman, while being surrounded by a multitude of other women. Ukiyo-e style. Black ink, mineral colors and gold on silk. Unsigned, after a four-page book illustration by Keisai Eisen (see photo 6). Japan, Meiji period. Painted area: 12 ¾ x 18 ¼ inches; total height: 47 ¾ inches (32.4 x 46.3; 121.3 cm). Typical mounting from the Meiji period, probably original to the painting.
Some foxing , otherwise very good condition.

The 4 book pages are shown for comparison only. They are NOT part of this item