1828 - Kunisada - Gay Shunga - Nanshoku
Authentic Edo period original, c.1828, Japanese shunga erotic art woodblock print by Kunisada Utagawa (1786-1865). From his shunga series, Chochidori (Butterflies and Plovers). Shunga picture measures 28 cm x 22 cm. Very good colors and impressions. Condition is decent+/good with some wear and soiling, wormage. No backing. Please see and judge from photos.
A very rare shunga scene depicting two men having anal intercourse. On top is what appears to be an older monk who is penetrating a younger male onnagata (kabuki actors who played female roles).
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