Posted by howard on July 20, 2003 at 01:08:03:
In Reply to: Re:- More info on Sukenobu Shunga posted by Theo de Kreijger on July 13, 2003 at 13:14:27:
I get the impression that auction identifications are not always 100% accurate. Utagawa sometimes seems to be a fall-back ID. Part of the fun with shunga (!) is that they are anonymous, and so there is always an element of judgment call...and that is why they are always described as 'School of...' I have seen some shunga identified as 'School of Sukenobu' which have I have not been convinced of...maybe where there is some similarity and also some doubt, maybe the prints were produced by a pupil rather than the master. The facial images of the bijin and the patron in your prints are similar to other Sukenobu shunga I have viewed.
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