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

Print: Couple having sex on a balcony on a rainy day from
In Praise of Love in the Four Seasons
(Shunka shūtō, Shiki no nagame - 春夏秋冬 - 色の詠)

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Dates: 1827,created
Dimensions: 14.0 in,9.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

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Physical description:

'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: J. Hillier The Art of the Japanese Book, London, 1987, pp.901-2.


Also illustrated in Fagioli, Shunga page 141 and in Braus, page 75.