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Lovers

Katsukawa Shunchô

Lovers

1788

Woodblock print, nishiki-e

Horizontal ōban, 257 x 375 mm

Rare

Stanza Del Borgo S.R.L.

Milan,

+39 02 659 8203

$2,200 - $5,500

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http://www.stanzadelborgo.it/scheda/506/en/amanti

Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Horizontal ōban, 257 x 375 mm
Series:  Erotic prints for the twelve months 
              Koshoku zue Juniko
Very good impression and colour, in very good condition.

The text of the inscription makes it possible to understand that it is a widow who converses with a young servant on the first floor of a tea house during the intermission of the first kabuki performance of the season. "The reason I came to see the kabuki is because I wanted to enjoy your company. Nobody is more beautiful than you," the woman said. To which the young man replied: "Madam, I appreciate your attentions, but could you be a little more silent? We could hear us downstairs”
Another impression of the print was reproduced in the catalogue L’art de l’amour au temps des geishas, exhibition catalogue, Pinacothèque de Paris, 6 November 2014-15 February 2015