Young man with two women, from an untitled erotic series

Japanese
Edo period
mid 1680s
Artist Sugimura Jihei (Japanese, active about 1680–1698)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sebastian Izzard sale cat. 12, no. 23; Shibui, Estampes Erotiques Primitives du Japan, vol. II (1928), pl. XXXVII

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban

Accession Number

RES.09.314.1

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

"Sugimura" partly visible on the obi of teh woman near the lower edge

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection