Keisai Eisen (渓斎英泉) (artist 1790 – 1848)

Lovers in front of a mirror from the series 'Secret Conversations with Courtesans' (Keisei higo - 契情秘語)


15.375 in x 10.125 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese color woodblock print
National Museum of Asian Art

This elegant print is only one of a set of 12, none of which show explicit sexual acts. This type is referred to as an abuna-e.


There is another copy of this print in the Chiba City Museum of Art.


Illustrated in color in 浮世絵師溪斎英泉, 千葉市美術館 (Keisai Eisen: Artist of the Floating World, Chiba City Museum, 2012, #19, p. 50.

erotic prints (shunga - 春画) (genre)