Original Tomioka Eisen (1864 – 1904) Japanese Woodblock Print A “Comparison Of Faces” Shunga, ca. This beautiful print is from a rare and unusual “Comparison Of Faces” series. Rather than capturing the entire scene of romance, only the woman’s face and her vag are shown. To do this, the subject is split into two sides. One side features the woman’s face and the other side features a “close-up” of her vag. In the cultural context of shunga, the woman’s vag functions as another face – the face of her passion and desire that she is obligated to hide. It is a familiar trope in shunga for part eroticism to arise from the exposure of the hidden, but this series is a rare example of this effect being carried out so explicitly. In these prints, the public faces of the women are shown to no longer be able to. Conceal their passion in the heat of the romance. Nice “bokashi” shading; light “gauffrage” (embossing) to kimono and sexual organs; very highly detailed carving of hair-lines; crisp line work. Image size – 8″ x 5 1/8″. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “the_things_you_need_in_your_life” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Shunga Print
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1864-1905
- Primary Material: Paper
- Maker: Utagawa School
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: Multi-Color