Jun 23, 2022 - Sale 2610

Sale 2610 - Lot 272

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(JAPAN -- EROTICA.) Group of mid-to-late nineteenth-century shunga. Japan, vd

Additional Details

Guidebook to sex along the Tokaido Road stations. 12 hand-colored woodblock plates with description panels. 9x6 1/2 inches, later stitched plain paper wrappers; light staining. Circa 1860s.

12 ink, watercolor and gouache drawings. Oblong leporello, 5 3/4x9 inches, original worn blue silk wrappers. Circa 1860s.

20 mounted illustrations, including 12 ink and watercolor drawings on silk, otherwise printed. 7x9 1/2 inches, stitched printed paper wrappers; scattered adhesive stains. Circa 1900

10 ink sketches on thin tissue backed with another sheet. 8x11 inches each; minor soiling. Latter half 19th century.