Artist: Katsukawa Shunchō (勝川春潮)

Print: Shunga of a couple on a balcony engaged in sex from Koshoku zue juni-ko (好色図会十二候) or 'Erotic Pictures for the 12 Months'

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Dates: circa 1780 - 1790,created
Dimensions: 14.75 in,9.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

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Physical description:

One has to wonder what this woman is thinking. Is she waiting for her suitor to finish? Is she bored? Is she thinking about her real boyfriend?


Illustrated in a large color reproduction in Japanese Prints by Catherine David, 2010, Éditions Place des Victoires, p. 174.