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TORII KIYONAGA (1752-1815)

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TORII KIYONAGA (1752-1815)
Horizontal shunga hashira-e [erotic pillar print] of an amorous couple, very good impression, colours faded, good condition
Hashira-e: 4 1/8 x 25¼in. (10.5 x 64.1cm.)
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Lot Essay

Other designs by Kiyonaga in this very unusual format are illustrated in Marco Fagioli, Ars Amandi in Giappone (Florence, 1997), p. 71, and Tom and Mary Evans, Shunga: The Art of Love in Japan, (New York: Paddington Press, n.d.), where they are attributed to his pupil, Katsukawa Shuncho.
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