Anonymous Edo period (1615-1868) and  Meiji era (1868-1912), second half of the 19th century (2)

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Lot 181*
Anonymous
Edo period (1615-1868) and Meiji era (1868-1912), second half of the 19th century

Sold for £ 937 (US$ 1,244) inc. premium
Anonymous
Edo period (1615-1868) and Meiji era (1868-1912), second half of the 19th century
One Shunga album and one illustrated book: the first a fold-out album of 10 paintings, ink, colour and gold on silk, depicting 10 love-making scenes, including a courtesan and her client, travellers beneath a flowering cherry tree and a middle-class young lady and her lover on an engawa (veranda), unsigned, mounted within pale-blue fabric, with brocade covers; each painting approx. 23cm x 29.5cm (9in x 11 5/8in); the second a koban-size illustrated book, consisting of two pages of preface, 13 double-page colour illustrations and one page postscript written by Dakudakuan Shujin, the 13 illustrations depicting couples from different social classes making love, 11 prints titled kumo ma no tsuki (The Moon Seen between Clouds), 10 pages with added ink inscription in English on the bottom margins, some sheets with urushi and karazuri details, the postscript page with the pseudonym of the artist, possibly reading Keikyo hitsu, with brocade covers; each print approx. 19cm x 24cm (7½in x 9½in). (2).
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Anonymous Edo period (1615-1868) and  Meiji era (1868-1912), second half of the 19th century (2)
Anonymous Edo period (1615-1868) and  Meiji era (1868-1912), second half of the 19th century (2)
Anonymous Edo period (1615-1868) and  Meiji era (1868-1912), second half of the 19th century (2)
Anonymous Edo period (1615-1868) and  Meiji era (1868-1912), second half of the 19th century (2)
Anonymous Edo period (1615-1868) and  Meiji era (1868-1912), second half of the 19th century (2)
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