Young man with two women, from an untitled erotic series
Artist Sugimura Jihei (Japanese, active about 1680–1698)
Sebastian Izzard sale cat. 12, no. 23; Shibui, Estampes Erotiques Primitives du Japan, vol. II (1928), pl. XXXVII
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color
Not On View
The handscroll numbered RES.09.314.1 to .19 contains:
Set of eleven hand-colored horizontal ôban prints by Sugimura Jihei; the print numbered 8 in the Izzard catalogue is missing.
On the back of the first three prints, two double-page spreads from books, two horizontal chûban by Harunobu, and four small erotic prints.
"Sugimura" partly visible on the obi of teh woman near the lower edge
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection