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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: Ehon: In Praise of Love in All Four Seasons
(Shunka shūtō - 春夏秋冬 - Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter: Shiki no Nagame - 色の詠)

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Dates: 1827 - 1829,created
Dimensions: 7.5 in,10.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock prints bound in book (ehon)

Related links: British Museum - all 4 volumes;

Physical description:

"The four volumes of the same artist's Shiki no Nagame, 'An appraisal of Sensual Pleasure', also no doubt published in the 1830s, are a truly remarkable production, distinguished not so much for the designs, which follow a fairly predictable pattern of generally violent love scenes, portrayed with a coarseness all the more repellent on account of Kunisada's skillful realism, but for the amazing technical brilliance of the print-makers..."

Quoted from: The Art of the Japanese Book by Jack Hillier, vol. 2, p. 901.

Page #4 in the Lyon Collection is illustrated in Hillier on page 903, pl. 175.