THE MONK KAINEN EXHUMING THE CORPSE OF HIS BELOVED COURTESAN KICHO (Koikawa Shozan)

$450.00

Object: original Japanese woodblock print
Genre: shunga 春画 erotic art

Artist: Koikawa Shozan 恋川笑山 (1821-1907)
From the book: A Popular Parody of the War of Han and Chu 通俗堪麁軍談, vol. 4 四編
Print subject: the monk Kainen of Yomogigahara 蓬が原の開念 exhuming the corpse of his beloved courtesan Kicho 喜蝶 of the house of pleasure Mimura 美紫

Material: washi 和紙 Japanese paper
Technique: sumizuri-e 墨摺絵 monochromatic woodblock printing

Period: 1856-1863
Condition: fair, small paper thinning
Dimensions: 20 x 17,5 cm

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