Isoda Koryūsai: Samurai making love to a young boy.

Isoda Koryūsai: Samurai making love to a young man.

Isoda Koryūsai

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Artist: Isoda Koryūsai
Title: Samurai making love to a young man.
Date: ca. 1770-1771

From an untitled erotic series, we see a samurai erotically engaging a young man dressed in feminine robes. As Inge Klompmakers writes in Japanese erotic prints: shunga by Harunobu & Koryûsai, “Homosexuality was a common phenomenon in Japan, especially in the cities, and the joy of homosexual love was a popular subject in the literary works of the time”. Homosexuality was known as nanshoku, or “male love”.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Center fold and minor surface soil.
Dimensions: chuban
Literature: See Inge Klompmakers’ Japanese erotic prints: shunga by Harunobu & Koryûsai,page 96, catalog number C9.
Signature: unsigned, as usual

SKU: KOY014


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