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Japanese Old "Shunga" Two-Panel Hand Painted Screen, a First

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From our most recent Japanese Acquisitions. Here's an unusual and rare find. This two panel screen features three old Japanese shunga scene paintings. It is the first such screen we have had the pleasure of finding and collecting. The scenes are masterfully detailed including their robes, faces, and anatomy. These works of art are quite precise, clearly executed by a professional artist. It is in very good condition with vibrant colors and with light discoloration from appropriate age Photographs are taken in natural light while this screen. Dimensions: 18 inches high and 29 inches wide; when both panels opened, 58 inches wide History of Japanese Shunga Art: Shunga is a Japanese term for erotic art. Most shunga are a type of ukiyo-e, usually executed in woodblock print format. While rare, there are extant erotic painted handscrolls which predate the Ukiyo-e movement.] Translated literally, the Japanese word shunga means picture of spring; "spring" is a common euphemism for sex. (Thank you wikipedia) Lifetime guarantee of authenticity. All our Asian works of art are accompanied by our lifetime guarantee of authenticity.  

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1930s
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 18 in. x W 58 in. x D .4 in.H 45.72 cm x W 147.32 cm x D 1.02 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289215117051
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