Re: Unknown Shunga


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Posted by Noel Chiappa (98.166.132.137) on January 04, 2014 at 15:10:35:

In Reply to: Unknown Shunga posted by Norman on January 04, 2014 at 13:20:35:

"I do think it is by utamaro ... Can anyone help?"

I quickly flipped through my set of "Ukiyo-E Shunga Meihin (The Complete Ukiyo-E Shunga)" but didn't see it - although I didn't take time to look at all the small B+W illustrations in the writeups, that would have taken forever - but didn't see it (although perhaps in my haste I missed a page).

Looking at it, though, I doubt it's by Utamaro - not really his style (his faces are more idealized than these). Maybe Hokusai (remember the famous image of the diving-girl and the octopus)?

Noel



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