Japanese Shunga literally translates to “spring pictures”. These sensual erotic paintings and woodblocks where made over a 300 year period. Japanese have a relaxed attitude about nudity and these fantastic images where meant to inform and amuse. We acquired a pillow book and are pleased to offer these paintings. They have a Mapplethorpe intensity that is wonderful and surprising. If you like erotic art and are interested in Japanese examples we should talk. The ones we are offering are unique paintings and date to the late 19th century.