Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Shunga - fleeing woman shoves thug down ladder

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Dates: circa 1845,created
Dimensions: 10.5 in,8.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

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A woman holding a baby escapes up a ladder from a thug with a very large erection who she has shoved back down the hatch (on a boat perhaps)? She is in the classic position of some gridiron running back of the 1920's or 30's reenacting his run for a season winning touchdown - straight arming the opposition and all. Maybe there was a box of Wheaties (the breakfast of champions) with this very same pose - well - not exactly the same.