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Shunga album, erotic paintings on silk, attr. Tomioka Eisen, Japan

Shunga album, erotic paintings on silk, attr. Tomioka Eisen, Japan


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1453875

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One-sided orihon accordion album with 12 paintings. 10 images of man-woman scenes, one rape scene, one scene with a woman with dildo.
Paintings in black ink, mineral colors (some with gold), and gofun on silk.
The covers are bound in silk brocade, with a small silk sumie painting of a heron on the front cover, by way of a title slip.
Paintings unsigned, but in the style of Tomioka Eisen (1864–1905).
Japan, Meiji era, around 1900.

Album 11.25 x 14.75 inches
Paintings 9.5 x 13.5 inches

Paintings with a few small spots, some wear (rubbing, missing spots) at upper margins of some paintings, but all in all in excellent condition. Covers with some wear around the corners, but all in all in fine condition.

Comes in blue Chinese wrapper in fair condition.