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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 468

    Yanagawa Shigenobu (1787-1833)

    LATE 1820S

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    Yanagawa Shigenobu (1787-1833)
    Late 1820s
    A beautiful mosquito net design showing a man and a woman engaged in an erotic encounter while a second women sleeps with her legs parted, from the twelve sheet series Yanagi no arashi (Willow Storm), late 1820s, very good impression, colour and condition

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    Illustrated in Lane and Hayashi, Teihon ukiyo-e shunga meihin shusei. The complete Ukiyo-e Shunga, Tokyo, 1995-2000, vol. 4, p. 10; and in Uhlenbeck and Winkel, Leiden, 2005, Japanese Erotic Fantasies. Sexual Imagery of the Edo period, pl. 65a (this impression).