Harunobu: Lovers next to sleeping man
Artist: Suzuki Harunobu
Title: Lovers next to sleeping man
Date: ca. late 1760s
A woman has been awoken by an excited interloper as her partner snoozes beside her. She has grasped the hand of the interloper, but seems more to pull him towards her than to push him away.The sash of the second man lies hastily untied on the floor next to their futon in the otherwise spare room. Rare.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some transitioning of the purple has occured.
Literature: Shown in “Erotic Art of the East” by Philip Rawson, page 338, plate XXVI.