Utamaro: Abuna-e (“Dangerous Picture”) of a man getting fresh

Kitagawa Utamaro

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Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro
Title: Abuna-e (“Dangerous Picture”) of a man getting fresh
Date: ca. 1800

A man plies a courtesan with sake with his left hand, while with his right hand he attempts a rather bold amorous advance. She has stopped playing in mid-tune to attempt to thwart his naughty hand. This is an unsigned “abuna-e” (literally, “dangerous picture”), a print that is racy and showing a flash of skin while avoiding more overt sexuality.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Signature: Unsigned


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